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Zika Virus Health Advisory

There has been a sudden increase in human infection from the mosquito-borne Zika Virus in areas previously not impacted.  Zika virus is spread to people primarily through mosquito bites, although there may be some aspect of sexual transmission. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild, with symptoms lasting from several days to a week; and many people don’t recognize any symptoms. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.  The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s web page for the Zika virus is http://www.cdc.gov/zika/.

For Pregnant Women:  http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/index.html

Areas with Zika:  http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/index.html

Zika Travel Information:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-information

Mosquito Bite Prevention:  http://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/pdfs/fs_mosquito_bite_prevention_us.pdf


Governor Cuomo Announces Additional State Actions to Combat and Address Zika

NYS Department of Health on Zika:  https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/zika_virus/


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