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Current Topics: ZIKA

The CDC has provided maps and lists of countries and territories with active Zika transmission. See here.

The CDC has also provided guidance for people living in or traveling to South Florida and Brownsville, Texas

Zika- A virus spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week.

In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

In response, CDC has issued a travel alert (Level 2-Practice Enhanced Precautions) for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

Interactive map of affected countries or territories  from Pitt's international safety partner, International SOS

**To access other areas of https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/zika use the following membership number: 11BMAS563390

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden answers questions regarding the Zika virus outbreak 

 

Additional information: 

Information on Zika from the CDC

Zika and college health

Zika-affected areas

5 things Western Pennsylvanians need to know about Zika  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/28/2016

 

Current Topics: INFLUENZA

Starting on Thursday, December 1, Falk Pharmacy will be administering the vaccines on a walk-in basis, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Measles- Begins with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. More about measles can be found here.

Links

Pitt Student Health Services

Pitt Immunization Policy

Allegheny County Health Department

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania Department of Health

World Health Organization