Things to know about Zika
- The Athens health district has more than 10 reported cases of travel associated Zika.
(Georgia Public Health maintains an updated count: http://dph.georgia.gov/zika-cases-county)
- Reported cases are the tip of the iceberg. Eighty percent of infected people have no symptoms and do not get tested.
- Only some mosquitos transmit Zika.
- An infected person, if bitten, can transmit Zika virus to mosquitos for about two to three weeks.
- There have been no locally transmitted Zika cases reported in Athens.
- Reduce mosquitos and habitat in your yard and neighborhood.
- Use mosquito protection when you go outside (repellent, long sleeves, dark clothes).
- Keep your doors closed and use screens on your windows.
- If you are infected with Zika protect your sexual partner by using a condom*.
- If you are infected, avoid mosquito bites so you won’t risk transmitting Zika to your friends and family.
*Remember, condoms are available FREE from local health department clinics.
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