Zika virus in Kentucky

With a case of Zika diagnosed in Kentucky, questions are spreading about the virus. An infectious disease expert explains what you need to know.

The Zika virus has become a common topic of conversation, especially for those planning trips to the endemic areas in South and Central America. A Kentucky resident who recently traveled south returned home with symptoms of Zika has tested positive. To help you better understand the virus, which is spread by a particular mosquito, we spoke with Paul Schulz, M.D., system epidemiologist for Norton Healthcare. He explains what you need to know about Zika, especially women who are pregnant or may become pregnant and their male partners, who are especially at risk for transmitting the virus.


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