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What students need to know about Zika

While concerns about Zika virus currently impact very few students at WSU, our healthcare providers have been closely monitoring recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Zika is currently limited to certain geographical areas. The virus can spread through mosquito bites and sexual transmission.

At this point in time, here’s what WSU students need to know about Zika:

  • If you’re traveling to a warm climate, check information from the CDC about Zika virus in that area.
  • If Zika is a concern in the area you’re traveling to, it’s important to take precautions for preventing mosquito bites. Wear long sleeve shirts and long pants, and use mosquito repellent when outdoors.
  • Most importantly, if you begin to feel ill and experience viral or flu-like symptoms, be sure to seek medical attention.

You can find more information about Zika from the CDC.