As of Jan. 24, 2017
112 confirmed travel-related Zika cases in Georgia
Message from DPH Commissioner on Zika
Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D.
Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Health
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 click on the links below.
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
Page last updated 9/20/16