By now you’ve likely seen news reports about the Zika virus. Zika is transmitted by mosquitos and recently found its way from Africa to parts of South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. In fact, cases are starting to turn up in the United States, mostly in people who have traveled to affected areas. While the illness caused by Zika virus is relatively mild for most people, in pregnant women the illness has been linked to babies being born with microcephaly— small heads and underdeveloped brains, and perhaps other birth defects.
The mosquitos that transmit Zika virus aren't found this far north, but North Dakotans are fond of traveling to tropical areas for weddings, family get togethers and just to escape winter. The CDC has issued a warning for travelers and the World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus pandemic a public health emergency.
We all know that warm weather getaways are hard-won, but if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy, you would be strongly advised to consult with your doctor before traveling to an area affected by the Zika virus.
Click here for more information.
Emergency Rooms are busy places.
If you have a major medical emergency, the emergency room is the best place for you. However, there are many medical conditions which end up in the ER which can be taken care of more efficiently-- and more appropriately-- in an urgent care center.
UrgentMED is such a facility. Our clinic is open seve days a week, including evenings. We can take care of a wide variety of illnesses, suture lacerations, splint minor fractures and sprains, freeze warts, draw blood, take x-rays, perform sports physicals for athletes, DOT physicals for truck drivers, and even preoperative physicals for those needing surgery-- all without the need to schedule an appointment.
Walk-in medical care for everyone.
Open seven days a week in south Fargo.