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Zika Virus prevention
Posted 8 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Florida State University is working in direct coordination with local, state and federal officials to ensure the safety of the FSU community. At this time, there have been no mosquito-borne cases reported in Leon County.
Zika Virus is primarily spread through mosquito bites and sexual contact with infected people. Most of those infected with Zika Virus (80%) show no signs or symptoms. Others may experience mild symptoms, including fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis (red eyes). It is possible to be infected with Zika Virus and not even know it. Individuals with symptoms should seek medical attention.
Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant are at greatest risk to Zika due to the harm the virus may cause to an unborn baby.
The two primary ways to prevent the contraction and spread of Zika Virus are:
1. Mosquito bite prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/index.html
2. Safe sex practices: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/transmission/sexual-transmission.html
The Zika Virus Information Hotline for Florida residents and visitors can be reached at 855-622-6735 and additional information can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html
Florida State University will continue to monitor this situation and update this page and the University Health Services pages as necessary as conditions warrant.
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