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Travel AlertAugust 21, 2014
Due to the current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, the CDC and State Department have issued Travel Warnings to avoid all nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Enhanced travel precautions are recommended for Nigeria. Please be advised of this situation if you are considering travel to West Africa and make an appointment for pre-travel counseling at Student Health.
For students who have travelled within the past three weeks from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone or Nigeria, seek medical attention if you develop any of the following symptoms: fever, headache, bodyaches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. It is important to understand that EVD is not an airborne disease. Individuals may become infected as a result of contact with the bodily fluids (vomit, diarrhea, sputum, blood, etc.) from persons who are confirmed to have EVD or who have died from EVD. Please call before arriving at Student Health to prevent the spread of illness to others and to expedite your care. For more information on the Ebola Virus outbreak, please visit the CDC website.
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness of concern in travelers who have returned from the following countries in the Middle East: Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Yemen. Please contact Student Health if you have returned from any of these countries in the past two weeks and have fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Again, please call before arriving at Student Health to prevent the spread of illness to others and to expedite your care. For more information on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, please visit the CDC website.