Zap Zika

Last week Florida health officials announced that Zika is “actively circulating” in certain parts of the state. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has even gone so far as to issue a travel warning to advise pregnant woman not to travel to these areas.

Related post: Protect yourself from mosquito bites

The CDC has been really proactive in educating and updating the public about the Zika virus—what it is, where it is, and how we can protect ourselves.

In addition to their Zika virus homepage, they also have a great series of short videos called Zap Zika.

The videos are also offered in Spanish.

Pregnant women are by far the most vulnerable to the Zika virus as the virus can result in a really tragic birth defect called microcephaly. The CDC advises pregnant women to not travel to countries affected by the virus. This information is available on their Zika page.

Take advantage of the CDC’s Zika pages to stay informed and healthy!

Sláinte,

Frugal Nurse

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