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OCTOBER 2016

What do you need to know about the Zika Virus?

Zika Virus

The St. Augustine campus Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society will host a special presentation on the Zika Virus, prevention and treatment, as well as other mosquito borne illnesses.

October 25 at 3:30 p.m. – SJR State St. Augustine campus – Room C116

The session, presented by the Anastasia Mosquito Control District and the Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County, will include the following topics:
• Biology of the mosquito
• Arboviruses with special attention to Zika
• Prevention and the role of mosquito control
• Symptomatology of Zika infection and long term outcomes

Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to attend.
Seating is limited to 110 and will be based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Zika has become a nationally notifiable disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

• Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night.
• Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects.
• There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.
• Local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States.

 

 

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