Ebola update from UF Student Health & UF International Center

Published: November 7th, 2014

Category: Student Health Care Center Blog

DATE: November 7, 2014
TO: Faculty, staff and students
FROM: Guy Nicolette, Interim Director of the Student Health Care Center
and Leonardo Villalón, Dean of the International Center
RE: Ebola

The University is coordinating with UF Student Health, UF Health and the Alachua County Health Department for local planning regarding Ebola using up-to-date guidance from state and federal health officials.

The CDC “urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra-Leone” (wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases/ebola). If you have essential, UF-related travel planned to these Ebola-impacted countries, please follow this guidance:

  • Prior to travel, contact the UF International Center at www.ufic.ufl.edu/TravelRegistration.html, or call (352) 392-3261.
  • Prior to travel, schedule an appointment with the Dean of the UF International Center, Dr. Leonardo Villalón, at (352) 273-1536.
  • Students may call the UF Student Health Travel clinic at (352) 294-7472.
  • Upon your return to the state, you must participate in the mandatory monitoring required by the Florida Department of Health: Call (850) 245-4444.

If you have personal travel planned to these Ebola-impacted countries, please follow this guidance:

  • Prior to travel, call the UF Health Department of Infection Control at (352) 265-0284.
  • Students may call the UF Student Health Travel Clinic at (352) 294-7472.
  • Upon your return to the state, you must participate in the mandatory monitoring required by the Florida Department of Health: Call (850) 245-4444.

Please note in addition that neighboring countries remain at high risk for infection, and that you should consult appropriate guidance for any trip to West Africa. To learn more about Ebola and for information on any new outbreaks, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola.

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