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Zika Virus

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There are increasing cases of Zika in the U.S. among people who have travelled to a Zika-infected area and in their sexual partners. Additionally, cases of transmission by mosquito bites, called "local transmission," have been confirmed in Florida and as of November 28, 2016, in Cameron County, Texas. It is expected that cases transmitted in both of these manners will continue to increase in the U.S.

Prevention guidelines and information are updated frequently as researchers continue to learn more about Zika. Therefore, University Health Services asks readers to go to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Zika page where they’ll find the most up-to-date Zika-related information such as:

  • An overview of Zika
  • How to protect yourself and others
  • Zika and pregnancy (or those at risk of pregnancy)
  • Symptoms, testing, and treatment
  • Transmission and risk
  • Areas with locally-transmitted Zika
  • Mosquito control
  • Health effects and risks

US CDC Zika page

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