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May 25, 2016: Kansas Resident Is State’s First Confirmed Zika Case

The Centers for Disease Control – CDC – have confirmed Kansas’ first case of Zika.

“In a press release issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, it was confirmed that the individual is an adult from southwest Kansas and has a travel history to a country with local Zika virus transmission. The individual developed an illness consistent with Zika virus infection and was tested per guidance from CDC and KDHE.

“’Kansas is prepared for the Zika virus, and we are working with health care providers across the state to respond to both suspected and confirmed cases,’ said Susan Mosier, MD, MBA, FACS, KDHE Secretary and State Health Officer. ‘I urge everyone who is considering travel to a country with Zika transmission to be aware of the situation and take precautions to protect themselves and prevent mosquito bites.’”

Source: The Emporia Gazette

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