ODH Urges Testing to Detect Arboviral Diseases

(June 1, 2016) During summer, Ohioans spend more time outdoors, coming into contact with mosquitoes and increased risk of contracting arboviral diseases.

To better understand and track arboviral disease activity in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is asking all physicians to help make sure all cases of arboviral disease are detected by testing patients with viral meningitis, encephalitis, rash, and febrile Illnesses.

ODH has already confirmed several travel-associated cases of dengue and Zika viruses among Ohio residents returning from the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. For more information read ODH Medical Director, Mary DiOrio, MD's memo regarding testing for arboviral infections.

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