Public Health Services

What do we do?
The programs and services of the Community Health and Environmental Services Department protect the health and safety of community residents, promote healthy lifestyles and prevent diseases and disabilities which could adversely affect the current and future health of our community.

The Department provides health and protection to the residents of Anoka County through:                    
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Service
  •  Regulation
  •  Advocacy
Zika Virus

Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes.

Minnesotans are advised to talk with health care providers before traveling to tropical areas including Central and South America.

Pregnant women are at greater risk. Zika virus can be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. Studies are planned to learn more about the risks of Zika virus during pregnancy.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a Travel Notice Level 2: Alert Practice Enhanced Precautions. CDC recommends special precautions and travel guidance for pregnant women and women who are trying to become pregnant. Consider postponing travel to any area where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

Nearly 80 percent of those infected develop no symptoms, and when symptoms do develop they are typically mild.

Countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission

For more information, visit:
CDC Zika Virus
CDC Zika Virus Questions & Answers
 MDH January 27, 2016 News Release
MDH Diseases that can be Transmitted by Mosquitoes

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