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Zika Virus

Zika Virus

Geographic distribution of Zika virus as of 1-22-2016Montana’s local and state public health officials are monitoring developments regarding Zika closely. At this time, only Montana residents who traveled to areas with ongoing Zika transmission have contracted Zika virus and Montana mosquitos cannot carry Zika virus. Please check this site often for updates as the situation develops. 

CDC recommends that pregnant women not travel to areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. This alert is issued because of the conclusive proof that Zika virus infection is a cause of microcephaly and other birth defects in babies of mothers who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant.

 

Zika confirmed cases (current as of 2/21/17)

County Cases
Flathead 2
Gallatin 3
Glacier 1
Lewis and Clark 1
Missoula 2
Yellowstone 1
MT TOTAL 10
197 Montana residents have been tested for Zika virus RNA and/or antibodies*.
0 pregnant women have tested positive. 
*Zika testing performed at the Montana Public Health Laboratory or CDC.
 

confirmed MT zika cases

The number of confirmed Zika cases and tests conducted is updated by 5 PM each Monday.

Zika Resources for Travelers

Pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant? Visit CDC's website for pregnant women and for women trying to get pregnant.

News

 State health officials offer Zika prevention tips for Spring Break travelers *3/16/16

 DPHHS officials announce first Zika virus infection in a returning traveler *2/26/16

  Missoula City-County Health Department Zika Resources

 DPHHS officials urge awareness of Zika virus, travel recommendations *2/3/16

Health Alert Network (HAN) messages

  DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2016-17: CDC Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Investigation for Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas *12/16/16

  DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2016-15: CDC Updates Guidance for Pregnant Women and Women and Men of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related
to the Ongoing Investigation of Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade County, Florida
*10/21/16

  DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2016-13: CDC Updates Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Ongoing Investigation of Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade, Florida *9/21/16

  DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2016-11: CDC Expands Guidance for Travel and Testing of Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade, Florida *8/22/16

  DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2016-10: CDC Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women for Zika Virus *8/1/16

  DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2016-9: CDC Recommendations for Subsequent Zika IgM Antibody Testing *6/22/16

  DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2016-6: Zika Update and Testing Guidance *5/27/16

  DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2016-4: Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus -- United States 2016

  DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2016-1: Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Zika Virus Infection in Travelers *1/19/16

Detailed information regarding Zika virus is available at the CDC web links below.