September 26, 2022

State Health Officials Have Eye on Zika Virus


(westernkansasnews.com) You hear a lot about the Zika Virus lately. The disease is spread by mosquitos. So the question is should you be concerned?

 

 

 

Cassie Sparks is Public Information Officer with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. If you are traveling to these countries here are ways to ward off becoming infected.

Pregnant women are most at risk because of the danger in birth defects to the baby. In all only one in five adults show symptoms from the virus.

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