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Yellow Fever Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions in Brazil

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.