Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes
Are you traveling abroad?
Remember Zika is still a concern in many countries. Watch this video from the CDC to help you pack the essentials to prevent the risk of mosquito bites while staying in Zika areas.
Where Is the Zika Virus Found?
There are local mosquito-borne Zika virus disease cases reported in US states, and many travel-associated cases. Visit the CDC website for current case numbers.
In the State of Maryland we have NO Locally Acquired Cases. Visit the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Zika Virus Information page for state-wide guidance and information. A list of countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission can be found on the CDC website.
To Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites
To Protect Your Child from Mosquito Bites
Treat Your Clothing and Gear
(Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Even if they do not feel sick, travelers returning to the United States from an area with Zika should take steps to prevent mosquito bites for 3 weeks so they do not spread Zika to mosquitoes that could spread the virus to other people.
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Speaks on the Floor of the Senate About Funding for Zika Prevention.
Howard County Health Department Prevention Efforts Are Mentioned!
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CSPAN2 4/28/2016 12:28:58 PM: ...this is not unknown nor is it unmanageable. it will be a national disgrace if we don't act. now in my own home state, i have a republican governor, governor larry hogan. and guess what? governor hogan is acting. this isn't about democrats or republicans. governor hogan acted. he declared april 24 through the 30th zika awareness week and he's ordered his health department to coordinate educational events with local health departments. they also spent $130,000 of state money to develop 10,000 transmission kits to begin to deal with this. my republican governor has taken action. then also in anne arundel county, the county that's the home of the state capital, again, headed up by a republican county executive, they received 850 kits. they're going to have town hall meetings to talk about health and agricultural -- with agricultural officials on prevention in mosquito control. republican governor, republican county executive acting. then there's a county called howard county where the health department is planning to distribute 450 kits to obstetric and gynecological practices to protect pregnant women. again,