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Posts Tagged ‘mosquito-borne illness’

Brooks County Horse Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Valdosta – Public Health officials are encouraging South Georgians to wear mosquito spray whenever outdoors to guard against mosquito-borne illnesses. A horse in Brooks County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). “While we see these types of reports each year, it’s still important for us to remember the importance of preventing mosquito bites […]

Mosquito-Borne Illness Confirmed in Lowndes County

Public Health officials are encouraging South Georgians to wear mosquito spray whenever outdoors to guard against mosquito-borne illnesses. A horse in Lowndes County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

First Sexually Transmitted Zika Case Confirmed in Georgia

A non-pregnant female was infected by her male partner who had traveled to Brazil earlier this year and was among Georgia’s confirmed travel-related cases. The woman who was infected had not traveled out of the country. She and her partner have fully recovered.

Additional Cases of Travel-Related Zika Virus Confirmed in Georgia

DPH is confirming two additional travel-related cases of Zika virus in Georgia. This brings the total number of travel-related cases of Zika virus in the state to three.

Zika Precautions for Travelers

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) cautions travelers, especially women who are pregnant, headed to countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, among others.

First Human Case of WNV in Georgia

Symptoms of WNV include headache, fever, neck discomfort, muscle and joint aches, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash – that usually develop three to 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.