Zika virus could be coming to the Midwest this summer

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CLEVELAND - The CDC says it's just a matter of time.

Active transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus is predicted to hit the United States this summer.

Health officials say they are anticipating a bout of the virus when the weather gets warmer.

The CDC hosted a Zika Action Plan summit Friday to coordinate state and local officials on sustainable mosquito control.

A new CDC map indicated the range of species may include some of the Midwest and Northeast.

Most people experience mild symptoms after getting bit, if any at all.

However, the virus is linked to birth defects in babies where they are born with smaller than usual heads.

In the meantime, the CDC recommends screened windows and air conditioning to help inhibit the virus' spread.

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