What You and Your Team Should Know About Zika
Zika Virus Information
As the Zika Virus continues to spread across the Central and South America and the Caribbean and into the southern United States--parts of the world where many UMVIM teams serve--we have partnered with the Center for Disease Control to educate teams who are traveling to Zika-affected areas.
The CDC has provided us with information that is now available to you directly through our website, though full information can be found on the CDC Zika Webpage. Please take the time to read the information on these pages thoroughly and share with your team members.
UMVIM Trips and Zika:
If you are traveling to a Zika-affected country, please assemble and carry a Zika Virus Prevention Kit. Each team member will need their own kit.
Our current recommendation is that anyone of childbearing age should use active contraception for 2 weeks prior and 8 weeks after participation in a mission journey to an area with active Zika cases. Please note that this advisory also includes males, as the virus can be spread by sexual contact.
Refer to our Insurance FAQ page for full information on our insurance policies. As always, do not hesitate to contact UMVIM, NEJ with any questions or concerns. Board Secretary, Dr. Sylvia Reimer is also available for consultation.