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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 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.