Feb 10, 2016

A WOMAN FROM CLEVELAND WHO RECENTLY VISITED HAITI HAS CONTRACTED THE ZIKA VIRUS


A WOMAN FROM CLEVELAND WHO RECENTLY VISITED HAITI HAS CONTRACTED THE ZIKA VIRUS - MAKING IT THE FIRST CONFIRMED CASE IN OHIO.  DR. MARY DIORIO WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS TAKING STEPS TO MAKE SURE THE VIRUS DOESN'T SPREAD IN THE BUCKEYE STATE.
WHILE THE ZIKA VIRUS *IS* NOW IN OHIO... THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE'LL SEE WIDESPREAD CASES LOCALLY. IT'S ONLY TRANSMITTED THROUGH MOSQUITOS AND SEXUAL CONTACT. THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WARNS ZIKA VIRUS EXPOSURE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN CAN LEAD TO BIRTH DEFECTS. THOUSANDS OF BABIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN BORN WITH UNUSUALLY SMALL HEADS AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES, SO THEY'RE JUMPING INTO ACTION TO PREVENT IMPACT HERE.  PLUS, SHE SAID THE STATE IS PREPARING TO MEET WITH ALL LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS TO TALK ABOUT MOSQUITO SEASON PREPARATION.


Severe Weather Alert


Bookmark and Share