Zika Virus

February 2, 2016

This is an update on Zika virus, released by Steven MacLean, Acting Chief Safety Officer, Safety & Risk Services. Please feel free to circulate this message. 

There has been much media attention to the Zika virus which is currently circulating in Central and South America. This virus may be a new risk for those travelling to these regions, especially pregnant women or those considering becoming pregnant. 

Simon Fraser University is committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. SFU is recommending the community follow the advice and information from the Public Health Agency of Canada, which may change as more about the virus and modes of transmission are discovered. 

If you are travelling outside of Canada, it is always recommended that you speak to a travel health specialist. 

For the most up-to-date information, please visit these reliable resources: 

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Travel Medicine Resources: 

Travel Medicine and Vaccination Center 

SFU Health and Counselling Services (If calling to book an appointment, mention you would like a Travel Medicine appointment).