Zika Virus Concerns

The Zika virus that has been in the news isn’t something you’re likely to experience in Fond du Lac County. Public Health Officer Kim Mueller says it’s normally transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. She says it’s mostly contained to Latin America countries. She says it’s mostly been reported in South America. Mueller says if you are traveling to one of those countries you should take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. She says there’s special concern for women who are pregnant or who are planning to get pregnant that could contract the virus. The Zika virus has been reported in five counties in Florida where 12 people have been diagnosed with it.