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Travel Alerts

February 3, 2017 - The Office of International Affairs and the Office of Risk Management together have notified all students and faculty members that are  preparing to travel to Brazil. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions concerning Yellow Fever in Brazil. Yellow Fever is a disease caused by a virus spread through mosquito bites. It is endemic in some, but not all parts of Brazil.

What should travelers do to prepare?

  1. A vaccination for Yellow Fever is available. The Office of International Affairs and Office of Risk Management advise all travelers to schedule a routine travel consultation with the Office of Student Life Student Health Services at the Wilce Center or with a trained travel medical provider. The providers can discuss your travel plans, health history and information about the vaccine and if you choose, administer the vaccine to you. For the vaccine to be most effective, travelers should receive their vaccination at least 10-days in advance of travel.
  2. Read and be aware of the information on mosquito bite prevention in the travel alert. This is the same advice that can protect against the Zika virus and other potential diseases transmitted by mosquitos.

The Office of International Affairs is committed to supporting and assisting the university community with international related-concerns. In light of the recent Executive Order and its implications for our university community, we want to provide additional information and resources for those students, faculty and staff who are affected or who may have concerns.

The Executive Order has suspended entry into the United States for non-immigrants and immigrants who are nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The period of suspension is 90 days from the date of signing of the executive order on January 27, 2017. The Department of Homeland Security has indicated that it will generally permit permanent residents ("green card" holders) from these countries to enter the United States. However, permanent residents from these countries may be subject to additional scrutiny and questioning upon entry to the United States.

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