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Missouri health officials confirm 7th case of Zika virus

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Missouri health officials confirm 7th case of Zika virus

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – State health officials have confirmed a seventh case of Zika virus in a Missouri resident who had traveled outside the country. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says a non-pregnant woman who went to the Dominican Republic tested positive for the virus. Officials say there have been no reported […]

Missouri health officials confirm 7th case of Zika virus

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – State health officials have confirmed a seventh case of Zika virus in a Missouri resident who had traveled outside the country.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says a non-pregnant woman who went to the Dominican Republic tested positive for the virus. Officials say there have been no reported cases of Zika virus contracted from a mosquito bite in Missouri.

The department says nearly 80 percent of people infected with the virus will have no symptoms. Those who do typically have mild symptoms that include fever, rash, joint soreness and potentially redness of the eyes.

Health Department spokesman Ryan Hobart says all seven of Missouri’s cases involved people who had traveled outside the U.S.

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