With spring travel and spring bring starting soon for many of us and our students, we wanted to make sure everyone is informed of the potential health risk due to the Zika Virus. The best way to protect yourself is to understand what the virus is, how it can be transmitted and how you can protect yourself.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends that before you travel this spring to go the Center for Disease Control (CDC) web site for information regarding Zika.
This CDC web page has overall information regarding the virus including what it is, how it can be transmitted and how to protect yourself.
A second CDC web page recommended by the MDH is the CDC travel warning page showing which countries have the greatest potential for exposure to the Zika Virus.
For those that prefer not to have to read and are more visual this link has a very informative two minute video that covers the important information needed before your travel.
Please share with your employees and students!
Contact: Toyia K. Younger, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs &
Interim Chief Diversity Officer