WEB EXTRA: Local doctors speak on Zika virus

Posted at 10:57 AM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 18:27:11-04

Concern about the Zika virus is pushing a growing number of people to area doctor's offices just ahead of summer.

Doctors at Methodist and Nebraska Medicine say people have a lot of questions about the virus.

Jessica Jones, Infectious disease specialist doctor for Methodist said so far there's no danger here in Nebraska.

That’s because the mosquito that carries Zika has not made it this far north.

Jones said the only real concern is for pregnant women or couples who plan to visit the south of the Caribbean and central or northern South America.