Zika case reported in Johnson County

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) received test results that confirm the first travel-associated case of Zika virus in Johnson County. The person tested has a history of travel to an area where mosquitoes are spreading Zika virus. The department will not provide additional details about the case to protect the privacy of the individual.

“Because this case was acquired while traveling, we want to emphasize that the risk of contracting Zika virus in our area is extremely low,” says Lougene Marsh, JCDHE director. “We have provided information to the individual about avoiding mosquito bites to prevent further spread of the virus,” said Marsh. Continue reading

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