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As of July 14, 2016, there are no positive Zika virus cases in Wayne County. There continue to be confirmed cases in Ohio and throughout the U.S.
Travel nurses continue to provide education to clients traveling abroad via travel consultations. Services include notification of travel advisories and preventative measures.
Since there is no treatment available to protect against a Zika virus infection, travelers should take the following steps to prevent mosquito bites.
- Using EPA-registered insect repellents containing DEET,
- Wearing long sleeves and pants, and
- Staying in places with air conditioning or that use window and door screens.
Additional Recommendations: Because of the risk between Zika virus infections in pregnant women and certain birth defects, CDC is advising pregnant women to avoid traveling to any area where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.
The Wayne County Health Department continues to monitor the Zika situation through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health. For the most up-to-date official information, please refer to:
The Wayne County Health Department safeguards the health of its residents by:
- Promoting healthy lifestyles through education
- Preventing and monitoring disease
- Protecting and preparing against environmental public health risks
Vision: The Wayne County Health Department will serve as a model for its ability to advocate and maintain a healthier and safer community.
Innovation - We embrace change while venturing into the future with information, research and technology.
Respect - Our endeavor is to openly communicate, show compassion, and treat everyone with dignity, to ensure that all individuals are valued and informed.
Teamwork - Our team is strong because we care, we share, and we actively listen. Because we help, respect and support each other, we are effective and dependable.
Accountability - We use responsible and professional judgement in assessing and addressing all community health needs, in a timely and effective manner.
Education - As a visible and trusted source of health-related information, guidance and assistance, we provide and maintain a trained, qualified workforce.
Ethics - We conduct ourselves with honesty, equality and integrity as we serve the community.