The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting another case of Zika virus in the state.
This is travel-related in a woman in her 20s from Douglas County who recently traveled to a Zika-affected country. The woman was not hospitalized.
This is the third case of Zika virus in a person in Nebraska. The first two were reported in February.
“We expect to see more travel-related cases of Zika virus in Nebraska,” Dr. Tom Safranek, State Epidemiologist for DHHS, said in a news release. “If you’re visiting an area with Zika this summer, it’s important to practice proper mosquito prevention while you’re there and when you come home.”
Preventive tips include:
- Using an EPA-registered insect repellent properly
- Wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants
- Staying in places with air conditioning or that have screens on doors and windows
The CDC recommends that pregnant women in any trimester avoid travel to any area where Zika virus is spreading. The latest travel health notices and information is HERE.