Zika Virus Information

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/Healthcare Providers (UPDATED 8/02/16)
Zika virus testing -- what laboratorians need to know (UPDATED 8/02/16)

Información sobre virus Zika en español

As of  August 30, 2016
69 confirmed travel-related Zika cases in Georgia 

County Travel-Related Zika Cases*
Barrow < 5
Bibb < 5
Bulloch < 5
Camden < 5
Carroll < 5
Chatham < 5
Cherokee < 5
Clarke < 5
Clayton < 5
Cobb <5
Columbia < 5
DeKalb 10-14
Douglas < 5
Forsyth < 5
Fulton 10-14
Gwinnett 5-9
Hart < 5
Henry < 5
Liberty < 5
Long < 5
Muscogee < 5
Richmond < 5
Rockdale < 5
Thomas < 5
Toombs < 5
Walker < 5
Walton < 5
* Confirmed travel-related Zika cases since January 2016 indicated by range of numbers:
< 5
5-9
10-14
15-19
> 20

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