Joe Kurland on Zika virus

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Children’s infection preventionist shares latest Zika virus information

Joe Kurland, MPH, vaccine specialist and infection preventionist at Children’s Minnesota, made a guest appearance on KARE-TV [WATCH] to share information about Zika virus.

Mosquitoes that carry Zika aren’t in Minnesota, or the continental U.S., but some Minnesotans have contracted the virus after traveling to locations, including South America, where it’s prevalent.

If you have questions about Zika virus and are planning to travel, talk to your health care provider, especially if you’re pregnant or a young family considering pregnancy. Zika virus can be sexually transmitted.