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First case of Zika virus in Palm Beach County

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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The state announced Wednesday that Palm Beach County has its first travel-related case of Zika virus.

Palm Beach County has been added to the Declaration of Public Health Emergency.


According to the CDC, symptoms associated with the Zika virus last between seven to 10 days.

Based on CDC guidance, several pregnant women who have traveled to countries with local-transmission of Zika have received antibody testing, and of those, four have tested positive for the Zika virus.

The CDC recommends that a pregnant woman with a history of Zika virus and her provider should consider additional ultrasounds. It is recommended that women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant postpone travel to Zika affected areas.

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