State: Missouri has second case of Zika virus - KMOV.com

State: Missouri has second case of Zika virus

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Health officials say a pregnant Missouri woman who traveled to Honduras has the second confirmed case of Zika virus in the state.

The health department said in a release Wednesday that Honduras is a known area of Zika transmission. The department didn't provide any other information about the new case. The first case of Zika in a Missouri resident was reported earlier this month.

Health officials say the virus is mainly transmitted by a specific type of mosquito, and most people who get the virus have no symptoms. Others with the Zika virus suffer from fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes.

Health officials are investigating whether the virus is linked to birth defects in the children of women who caught the virus while pregnant.

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