- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota health officials say a woman who traveled to Jamaica has tested positive for Zika virus. The woman is not pregnant and was not hospitalized.

Officials say the case is a reminder that travelers who visit areas with Zika virus need to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites. Zika can cause microcephaly, a severe birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads.

It’s the second case reported by the North Dakota Department of Health, which announced in April that a woman who traveled to Puerto Rico while pregnant tested positive for Zika.

The Health Department says no Zika-related problems have been identified in the woman’s baby. The agency plans to monitor the infant for a year.


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