Zika Virus Update: May 2017

You’ve probably heard about Zika virus on the news and may be worried about it, especially with so many students and faculty traveling to potential Zika-risk areas during the spring and summer.  The CDC Zika web site is the best source for accurate information about this illness. Many people infected with Zika will have no symptoms or mild symptoms that last several days to a week. However, Zika infection during pregnancy can cause birth defects and severe fetal brain defects.

The CDC web site has more information about CDC travel advisories, preventing, diagnosing, and treating Zika, as well as on Zika and pregnancy. Please see your healthcare provider if you have recently traveled to an area with Zika virus transmission, and you have any symptoms of possible Zika infection or if you or your sex partner are or are considering becoming pregnant.