DPHHS officials announce first Zika virus infection in a returning traveler

State public health officials have identified the first case of Zika virus infection in Montana in an adult female from Missoula County who returned from a Zika-affected area. The infected individual is not pregnant.

Zika is a disease caused by a virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species of mosquito not found in Montana. Travelers returning from Zika-affected areas who have symptoms or are pregnant should consult with their health care provider.

“This case serves as a reminder that anyone traveling to Zika-affected parts of the world should be mindf...

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