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Pregnant Connecticut woman tests positive for Zika: Dept. of Health

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HARTFORD, Conn. — A pregnant woman from Connecticut has tested positive for the Zika virus, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, reported by FOX61. 

Officials with the Department of Public Health told FOX61 that the woman developed a fever and rash while traveling to Central America. When she returned to Connecticut, DPH State Laboratory discovered Zika in her blood, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the result.

The woman then left the country again to go to Central America. Now, officials are trying to contact her to inform her of the positive result so she can receive medical attention.

For months, officials have warned those traveling to Zika-impacted area, especially those who are pregnant or may become pregnant to take extra precautions.

So far, 426 travel-related cases of Zika have been reported in the United States, 36 of which were pregnant woman. Eight of the patients received it through sexual transmission.