- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Health officials say a Yellowstone County man in his 50s has been diagnosed with the Zika virus.

County Health Officer John Felton tells The Billings Gazette (https://goo.gl/v5OBLL ) the man, whose name has not been released, was infected with the virus during his travels in a “Zika-infested area.” Felton, who also is CEO of RiverStone Health, declined to say where the man had traveled.

The state’s first diagnosed case of the Zika virus was reported in a Missoula County woman in February. She had recently returned from a Zika-affected area and is not pregnant.

The virus has been linked with microcephaly in children born to women who had the infection. Zika is caused by a virus spread by the bite of an infected mosquito species that is not found in Montana.


Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com



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