Zika Virus report

Information on the Zika virus disease continues to evolve.  Please review the sources listed as you plan for travel to or are returning from Zika impacted regions.  These sources offer relevant prevention information; underline the risk for travelers who are or plan to get pregnant; and note that infection with the virus occurs not only through a mosquito bite, but also through sexual contact and blood transfusion.

The CDC Zika webpage offers the following relevant information: About Zika Virus Disease; Areas with Zika; Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment; Prevention; For Pregnant Women; Transmission and Risks; HIV Infection and Zika Virus; Zika Travel Information.

The WHO Zika webpage offers the following relevant resources: Zika virus and complications Q&A; Information for travelers visiting Zika affected countries;

The U.S. Department of State Zika webpage offers a brief summary of Zika virus, what it is, how it is transmitted, how to prevent it, and what countries are impacted.

The risk information in this report is retrieved from official sources as listed. It provides general guidance for UT Dallas travelers. Please note the publication date of this post, and go to the direct sources listed above for the most up-to-date information.  The information in this post may change without prior notice.