February 9, 2016
NYU Student Health is following the development of the spread of Zika virus throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.The CDC has issued a health alert and a travel advisory for travel to the affected areas.
Zika virus is spread primarily by infected mosquitoes. Most people who contract the virus are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms, but contracting the virus while pregnant is believed to cause a congenital birth defect called microcephaly. Pregnant women are advised to postpone travel to the affected areas at this time.
While there have been three reported cases of Zika virus in New York City after travel to other countries, all three patients have recovered.
For more information about the Zika virus visit the CDC’s website.
November 19, 2015
In light of recent events around the world, the NYU Student Health Center would like you to take a quick inventory of your mental health. Please read this reminder from Counseling and Wellness Services.