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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health
South Dakota Department of Health

Zika Virus

The Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus is found throughout the tropics and subtropics – it has never been found as far north as South Dakota. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that pregnant women postpone travel to Zika-affected areas. Individuals who do travel to such ares and become ill within 10 days should see their physician. Health care providers should contact the South Dakota Department of Health at 605-773-3737 for consultation on Zika testing. If after consultation, the individual meets the case definition, the provider should contact the State Public Health Laboratory at 605-773-3368 — the laboratory will ship the sample and necessary paperwork to CDC for testing.

The following resource from CDC provides additional information about Zika virus.


 

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