NEWS | June 7, 2016

Zika virus information available

By Lt. Col. Maureen Williams, commander 628th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

The Zika virus has been in the news recently generating questions about the virus. The most comprehensive source for regularly updated and accurate information is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the website found at http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html. 

The site contains information on areas in the world where Zika virus is prevalent, how to prevent Zika infection, symptoms and treatment, precautions for pregnant women and much more. 

Prior to traveling overseas, visitors should check the travel health information for that area.  The CDC also has information on travel health.

Weapons Station personnel can get recommendations from the Naval Health Clinic Charleston Immunizations Clinic at 843-794-6850 and Air Base personnel can get recommendations from the Medical Group's Public Health Flight at 843-963-6962.  Your PCM (Primary Care Manager) team can
also assist you.