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An update on Zika

Published in Infectious Diseases, For the Health of It Author: Thomas Math,MD

At the beginning of February, the World Health Organization declared Zika to be a global health emergency. There have been reports of travelers coming back to the mainland United States with Zika. But there has not been a case where someone contracted the illness within the United States.

As spring break travel begins and summer vacations are being planned, more Minnesotans will soon be traveling to places where the Zika virus is present and having to familiarize themselves with the condition.

To educate the public about Zika, the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) has provided the following information detailing what we know and what we don’t know about the condition.