Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. 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.
For more information about the Zika virus, please refer to the following handouts:
- Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites
- Mosquito Bite Prevention
- Imported Cases
- Local Transmission
- Protecting Yourself and Others from Mosquito Bites During the First Week of Illness
Do you think you have the measles?
Measles illness usually develops 10-12 days (but up to 21 days) after an exposure. It is typically associated with fever, runny nose, cough, “pinkeyes," and then a red, blotchy rash.
While Fresno State students are required to provide proof of at least one measles immunization (typically given in an MMR or Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccination), two doses of MMR are recommended. If you need a MMR vaccination, it is available at the Student Health and Counseling Center.
If you are concerned you might have measles, call the Student Health and Counseling Center at 559.278.2734. Do not come to the health center or go to class unless instructed, as measles is highly contagious and you could infect other students.
Get your flu shot!The body develops an immune response about two weeks after vaccination, so get one early.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer, especially after touching common surfaces
- Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing with either a tissue or sleeve.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- Get plenty of sleep.