IT’S SPREADING: Now the Zika Virus has Come to This U.S. State

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State health officials have confirmed the first case of Zika virus in Indiana.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, the case involves a non-pregnant resident who recently traveled to Haiti. The individual didn’t require hospitalization, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams said the risk of Zika infection in Indiana remains low. However, travelers are at risk, especially when visiting Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The virus is spread primarily through mosquitoes, although it can also spread through sexual contact.

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