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October 10, 2016

Update on Zika Virus

The University of Miami continues to receive the latest guidance and information on the Zika Virus provided by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health. Additionally, the University is working alongside local government to ensure best practices are integrated into plans and procedures, and that all reasonable precautions are taken to ensure the virus does not directly affect the University.

The University has been proactive in responding to Zika concerns, including providing mosquito repellant to on-campus students and issuing public advisories about preparedness, prevention and steps the University has taken in response. The University’s Facilities Management and Physical Plant teams have been trained by local government on identifying and addressing possible mosquito breeding locations on the University’s three campuses. 

The University community is encouraged to continue to play an active role in prevention by reporting areas of standing contained water to Facilities Management / Physical Plant and utilizing mosquito repellent when spending time outdoors.

Additional information will be posted at www.miami.edu/zika, and the University community will be updated if there is a change in the situation.