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First non-travel Zika virus case reported in Clark County

Posted at 5:58 PM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 21:24:34-05

A woman has been diagnosed with Zika virus in Clark County.

According to the Southern Nevada Health District, the woman was tested for Zika on Dec. 28 and was confirmed to have the virus on Feb. 8.

The health district notes that the woman did not have a travel history to any countries affected by the virus. The woman's infection was sexually transmitted.

The health district reports that Zika virus has not been found in the local mosquito population.

The other 19 reports of Zika virus in Clark County have been from people who traveled to Guatemala, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Martinique, American Samoa, Brazil and El Salvador.