DPH Employee Alert | Atlanta Only!

As the collapse of I-85 and demolition of sections of the interstate, north and south bound, continue to cause traffic issues, please be patient and careful if you are driving into Atlanta on Monday and in the coming days. Updates on road closures, roads that have reopened and alternate routes can be found on Georgia DOT's website or download the Georgia 511 app (App Store or Google Play).

If you are using MARTA or GRTA, plan on buses and trains being full and expect the commute to take longer than normal.

Managers and supervisors are asked to be flexible with arrival and release times. Employees are encouraged to telework as appropriate, with approval from managers.

Please continue to regularly monitor email and DPH social media for changes or updates as they become available.

Zika Virus Information

As of  April 17, 2017
117 confirmed travel-related Zika cases in Georgia 

See confirmed Zika Cases by County here.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Zika virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The Georgia Department of Public Health cautions travelers, especially women who are pregnant, to protect themselves against mosquito bites when heading to countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. 

There are urgent concerns about Zika virus infection and pregnant women. Zika virus infections have been confirmed in infants with microcephaly and in the current outbreak in Brazil, a marked increase in the number of infants born with microcephaly has been reported. Pregnant women or women trying to get pregnant should not travel to areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

For more information about Zika virus, please review the resources on this page, especially the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Zika Virus Infection
Zika Guidance for Pregnant Women
Zika Prevention
EPA Registered Insects Repellents
Zika FAQ
DPH Zika Virus Campaign Materials

Zika testing guidance for physicians and laboratories

Zika Guidance for Physicians and Healthcare Providers (updated 8/02/16)
Zika virus testing: What laboratorians need to know (updated 8/02/16)

Información sobre virus Zika en español

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