Expert suggests precautions should be taken concerning Zika Virus

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Just recently, the Zika virus became topic of conversation, but it still seemed scarce and at a distance. However, that may not be the case anymore.

Health officials have been using the term, “scarier than we thought, ” when talking about the virus. 

Dr. Roderick McVeety with ABQ Health Partner joined KRQE’s This Morning show to discuss how concerned the community needs to be.

This is a virus contracted by mosquito bites. Women looking to get pregnant or are already pregnant should not travel to reduce chances of mosquito bites.

Officials have not said that local mosquitos are carrying the the virus, but precautions, such as eliminating standing water on your property, should be taken.

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