Zika Virus Alert
Due to the recent outbreak of the Zika virus, we strongly encourage everyone traveling to Haiti to strictly follow the steps to prevent mosquito bites. Mosquito prevention strategies include covering exposed skin with long-sleeved shirts, long pants and hats, using insect repellent use mosquito spray often and generously, and sleeping under a mosquito net or in an air-conditioned room. Due to the risk of birth defects, we encourage our visiting team partners who are pregnant to heed the recommendation of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) to avoid travel to Haiti at this time http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/. Visiting team partners who are trying to conceive should consult with their health care providers prior to travel.