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Memorial Day and Mosquitoes in Georgia

ATLANTA – Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and in Georgia, the beginning of mosquito season. Avoiding mosquito bites protects you and your family from mosquito-borne illness and helps prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illness in Georgia.  The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) recommends the use of EPA-registered insect repellents containing DEET […]

Remember to Tip ‘n Toss

Now that Tropical Storm Hermine has moved through the state, DPH is reminding Georgians that any standing water creates a prime habitat for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Tip ‘n Toss after the storm to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne illness.

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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.

Tip ‘n Toss Campaign

Your local health department is urging residents to clean up around their homes, their yards and their communities and discard unnecessary items that can hold water. Tip ‘n Toss after every rainfall to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent the spread of Zika virus in South Georgia.

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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.

First Travel-Related Zika Case Confirmed in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health is confirming the first travel-related case of Zika virus in Georgia. Testing was done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.