Zika Worries Grow as Summer Weather Arrives

ARTICLE | Jun 13, 2016

As of June 1, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control has tracked 618 cases of Zika virus in the United States, with pregnant women accounting for 195 of the cases. Almost all of the cases have occurred in individuals who traveled to a country where the virus is prevalent. Local governments are alerting their residents to steps they can take to reduce their risk of infection.  Miami-Dade County, Florida, for example, reminds residents to drain any standing rain or sprinkler water and to cover skin with socks, long-sleeve shirts, and pants. 

The following resources can help local governments find out more about the disease and what to do about it.

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CDC Resources

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