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OSDH: 2 cases of Zika confirmed in Okla.

Posted at 10:05 AM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 11:12:20-05

The first two Zika virus cases were reported in Oklahoma this week. 

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), two state residents tested positive for the Zika virus. OSDH went on to say that the residents contracted the virus during international travel.

“We are recommending that individuals returning from travel to areas where Zika virus has been identified to consult with their physician if they exhibit any of the symptoms associated with the disease, particularly women who are pregnant” said Oklahoma State Epidemiologist Dr. Kristy Bradley. “Fortunately for Oklahoma, theAedes aegypti mosquito is not commonly found in the state."
 

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