- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State health officials say a 40-year-old Bernalillo County woman is the second person in New Mexico to contract the Zika virus while traveling.

The New Mexico Department of Health announced Wednesday that the woman contracted the virus while traveling in the Caribbean.

The woman’s name hasn’t been released.

A 46-year-old Bernalillo County man contracted the virus in March while traveling in El Salvador and his since recovered.

The virus can be transmitted from mosquitoes or through sexual contact.

State DOH Secretary Designate Lynn Gallagher says the department expects to see more travel-related cases as the outbreak persists in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

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