Two New Zika Cases Confirmed in Louisiana
The Louisiana Department of Health's Public Health Laboratory has confirmed two more cases of travel-related Zika virus.
DHH officials say the newest patients had travelled to a region with ongoing Zika activity and sought medical care in Louisiana afterward, where tests confirmed the infection.
So far, six Louisiana residents have had the infection, and all have recovered. There have been no confirmed cases of local transmission within Louisiana or in the rest of the 50 states.
Here's more info from a Louisiana DHH news release:
After separately travelling to areas with ongoing Zika transmission, the patients returned to Louisiana and began to show symptoms of an illness, prompting the individuals to seek treatment. The patients and their health care providers have been notified of the Zika-positive result. The individuals have recovered and no longer have the virus in their blood.
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