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SNHD reports third case of Zika virus

Posted at 12:54 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 19:36:33-04
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting the third confirmed case of Zika virus in a Clark County resident.
The patient is an adult female who recently traveled to the Dominican Republic. Previously reported cases include an adult male who traveled to Guatemala and an adult female with a travel history to Brazil.
To date, the Health District has tested 28 individuals for the virus and received 22 results.
The Health District continues to stress the Zika virus is primarily spread though the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. 
This species of mosquito has not currently been identified in Southern Nevada.