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Second Person Tests Positive for Zika in Rhode Island



    Second Person Tests Positive for Zika in Rhode Island
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    RECIFE, BRAZIL - JANUARY 26: Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in a lab at the Fiocruz institute on January 26, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The mosquito transmits the Zika virus and is being studied at the institute. In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4,000 cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants. The ailment results in an abnormally small head in newborns and is associated with various disorders including decreased brain development. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus outbreak is likely to spread throughout nearly all the Americas. At least twelve cases in the United States have now been confirmed by the CDC. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    There are now two confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Rhode Island, according to state health officials.

    Affiliate WJAR reports the Rhode Island Blood Center is taking extra precaution by asking donors about their recent travel to areas with high mosquito-borne transmission rates of the virus and reminding donors they can't give blood until 28 days after traveling to these particular areas.

    Details about the person who tested postive for the virus were not released.

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