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Pregnant women who are planning to travel internationally, take precautions against Zika virus

The CDC has issued a travel alert advising special precautions for people, especially pregnant women, traveling to countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

Washington State does not have the type of mosquito (Aedes species) that carries Zika virus. There are no confirmed cases of Zika virus disease in Washington state and currently no risk for local transmission through mosquitoes.

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Child home with the flu

It's not too late to be vaccinated against the flu!
The flu season continues into the spring and most cases of the flu usually occur in January or February. Visit our flu information page to learn more about the flu and flu vaccinations and learn about weekly flu case reports.


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