The Rhode Island Department of Health confirmed the state's first case of Zika virus has been reported on Tuesday afternoon.
According to WJAR, the case involves a man in his 60s who recently traveled to Haiti.
The state Department of Health says the virus is primarily spread through bits from infected mosquitoes or through sexual contact.
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The department also added that the best way to avoid catching the virus is to use bug spray with 20 percent DEET, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, and stay in buildings that have air conditioning or window screens.
The Centers for Disease Control in Massachusetts has reported 7 similar cases and the CDC in Connecticut has reported 1.