What is it?
Zika virus is transmitted primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. Rarely, the virus may be spread from mother to child, either in utero or during delivery. Cases of transmission through blood transfusions and sexual contact have also been reported.
The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.
Want to Learn More?
If you are concerned about this virus and want to learn more, please use the following resources. These sites have the latest information on this virus and provide additional information about the disease, its transmission, and its prevention.
If you are experiencing symptoms and are concerned that you have been exposed to the Zika virus, please make an appointment with Student Health Services by calling 423-425-2266. Student Health Services is located in Room 204, Maclellan Gym, Lansing Court in the center of campus. The entrance is directly across from the University Center.