First Zika virus case reported in Martin County

Martin County has reported it first case of the Zika virus and there’s another Zika case in Palm Beach County and a third involving a pregnant woman, according to the Florida Department of Health, reports WPTV.

Zika virus is a mild febrile illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus similar to those that cause dengue and West Nile virus infection.

It has been identified in several countries in Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean since 2015.

Outbreaks have previously been reported in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

Cases of Zika fever have been reported in travelers returning to the United States.

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