The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified the Ohio Department of Health late Tuesday afternoon of a second Ohio case of Zika virus in a returning traveler from Haiti, a 21-year-old Stark County man. The two cases are not linked.
“Given the number of travelers between Ohio and Zika virus-affected countries, it would not be a surprise to see more cases,” said ODH Medical Director Dr. Mary DiOrio.
“There is no vaccine available for Zika virus so it’s important for Ohioans traveling to affected areas to take steps to prevent mosquito bites.
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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health officials reported Tuesday that Ohio’s first case of the Zika virus has been confirmed in a returning traveler from Haiti, a 30-year-old Cuyahoga County woman in the city of Cleveland.
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