News Flash Home
The original item was published from 2/8/2016 3:08:00 PM to 5/1/2016 12:00:04 AM.

News Flash

Village Home Page

Posted on: February 8, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Zika Virus Risk is Very Low in DuPage County

The DuPage County Health Department, along with regional partners, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are carefully monitoring the Zika virus cases in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

The Health Department wants all DuPage County residents to be aware that the risk of Zika virus is very low in DuPage County. The mosquito vector that carries Zika virus is rarely found here or elsewhere in northern Illinois, especially in winter time. Most cases within the United States have been travel-related.

Zika virus cases are being reported in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Africa and elsewhere. Zika virus is spread by mosquito bites. People living in or traveling to those areas are at risk for infection. Symptoms of Zika virus are usually mild and last for several days; hospitalization is uncommon. Contact your healthcare provider if you have plans to travel to those areas.

Zika virus may be transmitted from a pregnant woman to a fetus during pregnancy or at the time of birth. Studies have found poor pregnancy outcomes in some babies whose mothers were infected with Zika virus while pregnant. This includes microcephaly, a birth defect where a baby’s head is much smaller than expected. A direct link between Zika virus and microcephaly has not been established, but studies continue.

Until more is known, CDC recommends special precautions for women who are pregnant (in any trimester) to consider postponing travel to any area where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. If you must travel to one of these areas, talk to your doctor first and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during your trip. Women who are trying to become pregnant should also talk to their doctor before traveling, about their plans to become pregnant and the risk of Zika virus infection.

For more information visit IDPH: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/ or CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Village Home Page

ComEd

Information from ComEd

Posted on: March 28, 2022

Public Service Announcement

Posted on: March 7, 2022

Joint Press Release April 21, 2021

Posted on: April 21, 2021

Brush Collection Fee Clarification

Posted on: November 12, 2020

DuPage County Smart 911-COVID-19

Posted on: April 19, 2020
Flag FB

Fly your Flag to Show your Support

Posted on: April 1, 2020

DuPage Water Commission Press Release

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Important Information from ComEd (PDF)

Posted on: January 22, 2020

Republic Services (PDF)

Posted on: August 21, 2019

2019 Amnesty Day (PDF)

Posted on: August 19, 2019

Sterigenics Notice of Filing (PDF)

Posted on: July 18, 2019

Sterigenics Consent Order (PDF)

Posted on: July 17, 2019