Georgia Composite Medical Board Chair Dr. Alice A. House urges those who have or will travel to countries affected by the Zika virus to consult their physician, especially pregnant women.

“Given the Board’s mission is to protect the health of Georgians, we feel compelled to educate the public about the dangers of this virus, especially pregnant women who risk unintended exposure to their unborn children,” said House. “The Board is ready to work alongside Centers for Disease Control and Georgia Department of Public Health to increase awareness and minimize the impact of this virus should it reach Georgia.”

For more information about the Zika virus, please visit DPH’s website.