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Local Dengue and Zika in Sonora, Mexico

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Arizona Health Alert Network

 

Society PA,

The month of October is high mosquito season in Sonora, Mexico and there have been reports of local transmission of dengue and Zika viruses. Areas affected include popular resort destinations like Rocky Point.


Arizona healthcare providers are encouraged to:

- Counsel patients to avoid mosquito bites during travel and for 3 weeks after returning to 
     Arizona, in order to avoid introducing new viruses to local mosquitos
- Counsel pregnant patients not to travel to areas withcirculating Zika virus
- Ask about travel history to determine potential disease exposure
- Evaluate patients with travel that present with febrile illness for potential dengue virus 
     infection, in addition to other arboviruses such as Zika virus and chikungunya

If a patient has traveled to Mexico and has compatible symptoms, please contact local public health.

Resources:

ADHS Dengue Webpage

CDC Dengue Webpage

AZ Infectious Disease Resource (IDAZ App)

Thank you,
Arizona Health Alert Network

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