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Two Health Alerts and Prevention Advice:
Middlebury Area at Moderate Risk for EEE Activity
Insects such as mosquitos and ticks can transmit illness. The Vermont Department of Health recently identified the greater Middlebury area as a region at moderate risk for the transmission of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), which is transmitted by mosquitos. While illness from EEE in humans is rare, it can be severe; therefore, personal protection measures are advised. Deer ticks in Vermont can transmit Lyme disease. Learn how to protect yourself from insect bites, including mosquitos and ticks by clicking here.
2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
As an international educational institution, Middlebury College monitors international health situations. The current outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa has prompted the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to issue a level 3 travel warning urging all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, and a level 2 travel warning for Nigeria. While the threat of Ebola to the Middlebury campus is extremely low, medical staff will continue to monitor the situation and inform the community if the risk increases.
At this time, Middlebury College health professionals encourage people to:
- Stay informed by monitoring the CDC Ebola website, including CDC information specific for colleges and universities.
- Read Middlebury specific updates and information about Ebola.
- Follow CDC advice regarding non-essential travel to designated high-risk areas.
- Students, faculty, and staff who have either recently traveled to Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and/or Nigeria, or who were in direct contact with someone who did should notify Parton Health Center or their local health care provider if they have any flu-like symptoms during the 21 days following the exposure.