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Ebola Information

FIT is closely monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the Ebola virus outbreak in several West African counties, as well as advisories from the New York State Department of Health.

Although cases are being monitored within the United States, the CDC continues to affirm that widespread infection in this country is not likely due to the nature of the infection and how the virus is spread.

Travel Advisories

The CDC has issued warnings to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, because of the continuing situation in those countries. An alert to practice enhanced precautions has been issued for travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In light of this, FIT will generally not support travel to the affected countries at this time. FIT Health Services recommends that any individual who is ill and has traveled or been in contact with someone who has traveled to the infected areas in Africa seek immediate medical attention. If you become ill while on campus, contact FIT Health Services, whose staff has developed a protocol for dealing with this situation, including patient assessment and isolation, if necessary, and coordination with the New York City Health Department.

Flu Season

As a reminder, flu season has begun and it is important for everyone to be vaccinated, particularly since many of the symptoms for Ebola are similar to that of the flu. For more information on the CDCs monitoring and recommendations, please visit

If you have any questions or concerns in general, please do not hesitate to contact FIT Health Services at 212 217.4190.