Zika is transmitted through the bite of a daytime-active species of mosquito called Aedes aegypti, which is prevalent in warm, humid climates, such as South Florida.
- Use Insect Repellent
Look for the following active ingredients: Deet - Picaridin - Ir3535 - Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus - Para-menthane-diol.
- Wear Protective Clothes
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants or use insect repellent. For extra protection treat clothing with permethrin.
- Use a Condom to Avoid Human to Human Sexual Transmition
Use a condom every time you engage in intercourse (vaginal, anal, or oral) to avoid human to human sexual transmition.
- Mosquito-proof Your Home
Use screen on windows and doors. Use air conditioning when available. Keep mosquitoes from laying eggs near standing Water.
- Empty Out Containers with Standing Water Daily
Students with concerns about Zika, may contact FIU Student Health at 305-348-2401.
Faculty, staff and other members of the community, may contact FIU Health 305-348-3627(DOCS).
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Student Health Center (SHC)
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
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SHS & WUC 307
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North Miami, FL 33181
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