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 Virus Infection
Zika Guidance for Pregnant Women
Zika Prevention
EPA Registered Insects Repellents
Zika FAQ
DPH Zika Virus Campaign Materials (This page is temporarily offline for updates)

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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