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Travel Alerts

Monday, February 29, 2016 - If you are planning to travel to a Zika-affected area, plan ahead to take proactive steps to keep yourself and others healthy. Ohio State, in partnership with Columbus Public Health and other local and state partners, is providing information and guidance for students, faculty and staff. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pregnant women should avoid travel to Zika-affected areas, or if travel cannot be avoided, they should contact their physician upon return to get tested for the virus. Women who are planning to become pregnant and their male partners should talk to their healthcare provider before traveling. All travelers should take maximum precautions to avoid mosquito bites and to practice safe sex.

The Office of International Affairs and the Office of Risk Management together have notified all students and faculty members that are currently on a program abroad or are preparing to travel to a country or territory known to have an outbreak of the Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a Level 2 Alert beginning January 15 for individuals to take precautions against the virus when traveling to the affected regions. To date the notices include 30 countries and U.S. territories.

Ohio State has current or upcoming university sponsored student programing in at least 14 of the affected countries and territories. The university continues to monitor the situation as well as provide updates to students currently traveling or enrolling in programs to regions that fall under the CDC alert.

Learn more about how to keep yourself and others safe: http://osu.edu/zikainfo.

 

February 8, 2016 - The Office of International Affairs and the Office of Risk Management together have notified all students and faculty members that are currently on a program abroad or are preparing to travel to a country or territory known to have an outbreak of the Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a Level 2 Alert beginning January 15 for individuals to take precautions against the virus when traveling to the affected regions. To date the notices include 30 countries and U.S. territories.

Ohio State has current or upcoming university sponsored student programing in at least 14 of the affected countries and territories. The university continues to monitor the situation as well as provide updates to students currently traveling or enrolling in programs to regions that fall under the CDC alert.

Ohio State requires a review of any student travel to countries or territories where there is a CDC Warning Level 3 Health Notice to avoid non-essential travel. In the case of the CDC Level 2 notice, each traveler is being advised to read the CDC information when considering their decision on travel.

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