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Zika Battle Underscores Need for Robust Public Health System

Mosquito feeding on human blood.

There have been 17 cases of Zika infection in Kansas since the virus first appeared in the Americas last year. All of the Kansas cases involved people who contracted the disease while traveling in countries with more tropical climates. As Heartland Health Monitor’s Bryan Thompson explains, state health officials are mounting a campaign to prevent Zika from gaining a foothold here.

Bryan Thompson is a reporter for the KHI News Service in Topeka and a contributor to Heartland Health Monitor, a consortium of news outlets covering health and health policy issues in Kansas and Missouri.

Kansas Health Officials Wage War Against Zika Virus


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