Zika Leads to Travel Restrictions

Zika Leads to Travel Restrictions
0 February 3, 2016

New travel restrictions are going into effect for blood donors who have recently traveled to areas where the Zika virus is spreading.

Anyone who has traveled to Mexico, the Caribbean, and/or Central or South America in the last 28 days, is being asked not to donate blood.
Donors are asked to return to donate if they are feeling healthy and have not been in one of the affected areas for at least 28 days.

Zika virus infection is mild in most people, but there is concern that Zika is causing serious brain injury to infants whose mothers have been infected during pregnancy.
Zika can be present in the blood of an infected person who has no symptoms of illness.

Donors who have questions about their eligibility can call 865-524-3074.

Visit the CDC website, for more information on the Zika Virus.