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Zika Virus

Up-to-date information on the zika virus from the local to international level.

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FIU Statement on Zika:

August 19, 2016

Dear members of the university community:

The health of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority. As such, FIU takes the threat posed by Zika seriously. We are not aware of any member of the university community being personally impacted by Zika at this time. However, FIU colleges, schools and units across the university have been proactive about raising awareness and preventing Zika infections:

  • Student Affairs has taken the lead in ensuring the health of our student body, by spreading awareness through flyers, social media, the FIU Parent and Family Newsletter and other channels.
  • Students with concerns about Zika may contact FIU Student Health Services at 305-348-2401. Faculty, staff and other members of the community may contact FIU Health 305-348-3627(DOCS).
  • FIU Athletics and FIU Health are teaming up at sporting events during the beginning of the fall semester to spread awareness of Zika and mosquito repellent use.
  • Our facilities maintenance team continues to be vigilant about addressing any standing water on our campuses where mosquitos can breed. If you see standing water, please report it by calling Facilities Work Management at 305-348-4600.
  • Our faculty have taken an important role in educating the community about Zika. Their media interviews on Zika have reached an audience of more than 200 million.  FIU faculty also are conducting important research that could help combat Zika. To read about their efforts, please click here.

If you are concerned about mosquito spots on campus, email the location to Facilities Work Management along with any pictures. Include your name and Panther ID in the email.

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