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Office Of Global Health
55 Lake Ave N, S1-710
Worcester, MA 01655
Tel: 508-856-2840
Fax: 508-856-1140

globalhealth@umassmed.edu

Office of Global Health

 

LIBERIA EBOLA RELIEF EFFORTS

Many members of our UMMS-UMMHC Global Health community have direct ties to Liberia and have asked how to assist with the devastating Ebola outbreak. 

Monetary donations can be made online to the Ebola Relief Fund for Liberia:  donate  . 

For in kind donations, such as gowns and masks, please contact the Office of Global Health for additional details.

We thank you. For any questions or additional details, please contact OGH at 508-856-2840 and globalhealth@umassmed.edu .

Travel Advisory - Caribbean Islands and South America

The Office of Global Health has received through the UMMS AIG a Health Advisory regarding the Chikungunya Virus (CHIKV) for the Caribbean Islands and South America. Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an illness transmitted to humans by Aedes mosquitoes carrying the virus, the same mosquitoes that carry dengue. There is currently no vaccine or specific treatment; however, medications may be used to reduce symptoms.

From UMassMed Now: Expert's Corner: Sharone Green on the Threat of CHIKV

CDC Update: July 21, 2014 - The first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, was reported July 17, 2014 in Florida. Learn more at "Chikungunya Hits Mainland"

To read the full CDC advisory click on this link: Aug. 11, 2014 CHIKV Advisory

Caribbean Islands