Advice for Travellers
Florianópolis (FLN) is located in a region with fewer incidence of Aedes Aegypti (mosquitoes found to be the primary vector for spreading Zika virus), as shown in the map below. Also, expected average temperatures for the period of SIGCOMM'16 are 21ºC (70ºF) max. and 14ºC (57ºF) min. During this period (winter time in South Brazil), Aegypti density eventually decreases (given its inability to survive under lower temperatures), thus reducing the occurrence of related diseases. The combination of these factors (lower mosquito incidence in the region, plus colder temperatures) makes Florianópolis a safer region with regard to Zika.
Global map depicting the distribution of Ae. Aegypti (source: elifesciences.org, adapted)
for a larger version, please click on the map
- US Government CDC Ae. Aegypti fact sheet
- Average max. and min. monthly temperatures at Florianópolis, Brazil
- Distribution of Ae. Aegypti (eLife Sciences Journal, June 2015)
- Global map of occurrence points for Ae. Aegypti (Nature, July 2015)
SIGCOMM'16 organization committee is following closely the latest news and recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Brazilian Government concerning the Zika virus alert. We will maintain updated travel advice information on this page.
For the moment, we refer to the following pages for further information about the alert: