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Zika Information

Meredith College Health Services continues to monitor the Zika virus and the affected areas: Miami, Florida, large parts of Central and South America, some Caribbean Islands, Samoa, and Cape Verde. Health Services is working with a campus team to monitor information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. State Department, Overseas Security Advisory Council, and Wake County Health and Human Services. Additionally, the staff at the Health Center has been trained on the signs and symptoms of the Zika virus, how to assess for risk of infection, and has a process in place to refer students for testing as medically necessary.  

Below are links to the most current Zika information from the CDC:

About Zika

Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Prevention (see Consumer Reports Insect Repellent Ratings below)

Transmission and Risk

Zika and Sexual Transmission

Areas with Zika

Florida Update

Zika and Pregnancy

Zika: The Basics of the Virus and How to Protect Against It [PDF]
Outdoor Activities [PDF]
Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites [PDF]
How to Protect Against Mosquito Bites [PDF]
Sick with Chikungunya, Dengue, or Zika? [PDF]
Help Control Mosquitoes that Spread Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika Viruses [PDF]
Build Your Own Zika Prevention Kit for Pregnant Women [PDF]
Protect Your Family and Community: How Zika Spreads [PDF]
Mosquitoes Carry Viruses and Can Make You Sick [PDF]
CDC Responds to Zika: Zika 101 Slides [PPT]

Zika related Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)

July 2016

Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, July 2016

Update: Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, July 2016

Projected Zika Virus Importation and Subsequent Ongoing Transmission after Travel to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games — Country-Specific Assessment, July 2016

Suspected Female-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — New York City, 2016

June 2016

Interim Guidance for Interpretation of Zika Virus Antibody Test Results

May 2016

Update: Ongoing Zika Virus Transmission — Puerto Rico, November 1, 2015–April 14, 2016

Interim Guidance for Zika Virus Testing of Urine — United States, 2016

Comparison of Test Results for Zika Virus RNA in Urine, Serum, and Saliva Specimens from Persons with Travel-Associated Zika Virus Disease — Florida, 2016

Reduced Incidence of Chikungunya Virus Infection in Communities with Ongoing Aedes Aegypti   Mosquito Trap Intervention Studies — Salinas and Guayama, Puerto Rico, November 2015–February 2016

April 2016

Patterns in Zika Virus Testing and Infection, by Report of Symptoms and Pregnancy Status — United States, January 3–March 5, 2016

Survey of Blood Collection Centers and Implementation of Guidance for Prevention of Transfusion-Transmitted Zika Virus Infection — Puerto Rico, 2016

Vital Signs: Preparing for Local Mosquito-Borne Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016

Estimating Contraceptive Needs and Increasing Access to Contraception in Response to the Zika Virus Disease Outbreak — Puerto Rico, 2016

Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, 2016

Update: Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016

March 2016

Travel-Associated Zika Virus Disease Cases Among U.S. Residents — United States, January 2015–February 2016

Preventing Transmission of Zika Virus in Labor and Delivery Settings Through Implementation of Standard Precautions — United States, 2016

Revision to CDC’s Zika Travel Notices: Minimal Likelihood for Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Transmission at Elevations Above 2,000 Meters

Increase in Reported Prevalence of Microcephaly in Infants Born to Women Living in Areas with Confirmed Zika Virus Transmission During the First Trimester of Pregnancy — Brazil, 2015

Zika Virus Infection Among U.S. Pregnant Travelers — August 2015–February 2016
Transmission of Zika Virus Through Sexual Contact with Travelers to Areas of Ongoing Transmission — Continental United States, 2016

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