ADPH confirms 25 cases of Zika Virus in 16 Alabama counties
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( ADPH confirms 25 cases of Zika virus in 16 Alabama counties )
– The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reports there have been a total of 25 confirmed, travel-related Zika virus cases across the Yellowhammer State as of 8 a.m. Aug. 15.Residents in 16 counties — Calhoun, Cullman, Etowah, Houston, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega and Tuscaloosa — have tested it positive for the virus.“We have been working with a variety of partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the medical community, to identify individuals who need to be tested for the Zika virus and with those who have tested positive,” State Health Officer Dr. Tom Miller said in a press release.
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Wyoming reports 1st Zika virus and West Nile virus cases
( Wyoming reports 1st Zika virus and West Nile virus cases )
– Wyoming health officials report their first cases of two important mosquito borne viral diseases–West Nile virus (WNV) and Zika virus.Wyoming’s first reported West Nile virus case of the year involves a Goshen County adult, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).Mosquitos spread West Nile virus (WNV) when they feed on infected birds and then bite people, animals or other birds.
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Four confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Montgomery County
( Four confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Montgomery County )
– Montgomery County officials have confirmed a total of four cases of the Zika virus in the county, NBC10 reported.The updated count was confirmed at a Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday and all cases were contracted outside of the United States.The county is providing free Zika Prevention Kits and residents are encouraged to report standing water on private property that could serve as a breeding grounds for mosquitoes who might carry the Disease.
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