Zika Alert

DEAR PARTICIPANTS

We look forward to seeing you in October in Miami for the USHCC’s National Convention. The USHCC would like to address the issue of Zika on our USHCC Convention website in light of the CDC’s statement. The outdoor events we had scheduled are now being held indoors. In addition, the Fontainebleau is fogging, misting and spraying all public areas regularly with mosquito repellant. Please see attached for more information provided to us by the Fontainebleau.

Please see the CDC for more information on how Zika is spread. Below is a series of Zika prevention tips, courtesy of Reader’s Digest and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that should be helpful to you and your families.

  • Apply Mosquito Repellant: Bug spray will go a long way in preventing bites from mosquitoes.
  • Wear protective clothing: Long pants, long sleeves, and closed toes shoes make it more difficult for mosquitoes to bite, thus decreasing the risk of infection.
  • Plan for Travel: Outbreaks are occurring in many countries and territories as the disease continues to spread. A good way to protect yourself from Zika is being aware of where there have been infections, and preparing accordingly.
  • Prevent the Spread of Mosquitoes: Empty items or containers that contain standing water, and cover water storage containers to prevent any mosquitoes from laying eggs in or near these areas. Keep doors closed, and use window and door screens. Use air conditioning when possible, as mosquitoes avoid cold temperatures.

For more information on the Zika Virus, we encourage you to visit www.cdc.gov.