Zika Virus : What You Need to Know
The Florida Department of Health has identified an area with local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission (active Zika virus transmission) in Miami (http://www.cdc.gov/zika/intheus/florida-update.html
). This alert applies to women of reproductive age and their partners who live in or traveled to this area after June 15, 2016. This is an ongoing investigation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is rapidly learning more about the extent of active Zika virus transmission in Florida. With the recommendations that follow, CDC is applying existing guidance to the occurrence of Zika virus transmission in this area of Florida. As more information becomes available, we will update these recommendations.
The virus is transmitted primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito, but can also be transmitted by a man to a woman through sexual transmission. The CDC recommends that pregnant women consider postponing travel to Zika-affected areas because of an association between Zika virus infections and certain birth defects.” More >>
Spring 2016 Mumps outbreaks
As of March 2016, there are three reported mumps outbreaks on university campuses, including two nearby in Indiana. All University of Cincinnati students are encouraged to check their vaccination status. If they have not been fully vaccinated for mumps (two doses of the MMR vaccine), they should come to the University Health Services to be fully vaccinated. More >>