Post Tagged with: "Zika Virus"


Airman 1st Class Christopher Jones, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management specialist, sprays repellent in a C-130J Super Hercules to prevent the spread of the Zika virus Aug. 29 on Ramstein. The repellent prevents the spread of the virus by leaving behind a residue that kills mosquitos and other flying insects on contact.

786th CES stops Zika in its tracks

Story and photos by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

With new outbreaks occurring in the U.S., many Airmen may wonder what is being done to prevent the spread of the Zika virus overseas while they are stationed here. The virus is spread through birth, sexual activity or being bit by an infected Aedes mosquito.

September 8, 2016 ×

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86th Medical Group explains Zika virus

by Capt. Ryan Button 86th Medical Group

While studies are ongoing, recent observations suggest that the incidence of serious birth defects may be related to infection with the Zika virus. Pregnant women or women of childbearing age who plan to become pregnant and their sexual partners are the focus population for the efforts to prevent or mitigate the disease.

March 31, 2016 ×


Health Corner: Health notice for countries, territories with active Zika virus transmission – Feb. 5, 2016

Courtesy of Regional Health Command Europe Public Affairs

In response to reports in Brazil of microcephaly, a birth defect where a baby’s head is smaller than expected, and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with the Zika virus while pregnant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. The notice is an Alert Level 2 that calls for travelers to follow enhanced precautions or recommended preventive measures for these destinations.

February 5, 2016 ×