ATLANTA – Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, officially opened the new location of two of the agency’s state offices.
Zika Virus Information
As of May 8, 2017
118 confirmed travel-related Zika cases in Georgia
See confirmed Zika Cases by County here.
The Georgia Department of Public Health cautions travelers, especially women who are pregnant, to protect themselves against mosquito bites when heading to areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.
There are urgent concerns about Zika virus infection and pregnant women. Pregnant women or women trying to get pregnant should not travel to areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing or areas where there is a risk of Zika.
For more information about Zika virus, please review the resources on this page, especially the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Zika testing guidance for physicians and laboratories
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