Two more Ohioans diagnosed with Zika virus

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OHIO – Two more Ohioans have been diagnosed with the Zika virus.

Earlier this week, two residents from Northeast Ohio were diagnosed. One woman no longer has the virus and a man also contracted it. Both had recently returned from Haiti.

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The two newest cases are a 56-year-old Butler County woman returning from Guyana, and a 60-year-old Licking County man returning from Haiti, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

“Given the number of travelers between Ohio and Zika virus-affected countries, it would not be a surprise to see more cases,” said ODH Medical Director Dr. Mary DiOrio. “There is no vaccine available for Zika virus so it’s important for Ohioans traveling to affected areas to take steps to prevent mosquito bites.”

The Zika virus is spread through mosquito bites, but 80 percent of those with it do not show any symptoms.

More on the Zika virus here

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