Current Health Information

Stevens is monitoring the Zika virus outbreak. Zika is a rapidly emerging mosquito-borne virus first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys and then identified in humans in 1952. Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus 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. There are no cases of Zika virus at Stevens.

Below are links to fact sheets and relevant travel information for Zika virus.

CDC - Zika Virus

World Health Organization - Fact Sheet

Please do not hesitate to contact Student Health Center with your questions or concerns. It is very important to protect the health and safety of our community members and we are available to provide you with resources and support.


Maggie Cunning, RN
Director, Student Health Center