We at Gatti Pharmacy believe in keeping all of our patients, followers and the community informed. This health advisory came from the Pennsylvania Department of Health with the following news:
(Note, this report provides important information for a specific incident or situation but may not require immediate action.)
"Since January 1, 2016, a total of 17 cases of Zika virus infection have been reported among Pennsylvania residents. In each of these cases, exposure to the virus occurred during travel outside the continental United States. Additional travel-associated Zika virus infections among Pennsylvania residents are expected."
[Included, are some] current recommendations to reduce the risk of locally-transmitted Zika virus infections as summer approaches and mosquito activity begins to increase. Despite the low risk of locally-transmitted mosquito-borne Zika virus infections in Pennsylvania, it remains a possibility. Additionally, other potential modes of transmission should be recognized and patients counseled appropriately.
Additionally, the PA Department of Health notes signs and symptoms of the Zika virus infection. These include:
You can view the full report here.
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