First case of Zika virus confirmed in Weber County; pregnant woman stricken

At least one species of mosquito common to Florida and the Gulf Coast of the United States is known to transmit the virus, however others found farther north in the country may also be able to spread it. Photo by Kitsadakron_Photography/Shutterstock
An expectant mother in Weber County has tested positive for the Zika virus following a trip to Mexico. Photo: UPI

WEBER COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 22, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — The Weber-Morgan Health Department on Monday confirmed the first case of a Zika virus infection in Weber County.

The person with the virus is a young woman who is pregnant, and who became infected after traveling to Mexico, according to Mary Lou Adams, nursing director for the Weber-Morgan Health Department.

According to department spokeswoman Lori Buttars, the woman was tested with two types of tests, and both returned positive for Zika.

This is a developing story. Gephardt Daily will have more information as it becomes available.


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