Two mosquito-borne Zika virus cases reported in state

First travel-related cases in Nebraska


The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services received reports of two cases of travel-related Zika virus. These are the first cases in the state.

One is in Douglas County and the other is in Sarpy County, and both people are females in their 20s who recently traveled to Zika-affected countries. Neither one was hospitalized.

Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of a mosquito. Although the virus usually causes mild illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have also been reports of birth defects and other severe health consequenc...

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