- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Health officials say they’ve confirmed a second case of the Zika virus in Clark County.

The Southern Nevada Health District said Monday that a woman who had recently traveled to Brazil tested positive for Zika. They reported last week that the virus turned up in a man who had traveled to Guatemala.

The health district’s chief said he expects more confirmed cases in the future, but noted the two patients so far contracted the illness overseas.

Zika can spread through mosquito bites, but also through sex and from a mother to her baby during her pregnancy.

Most people who catch Zika only experience mild symptoms like fever, skin rash and muscle pain, but it’s also been linked to a spike in babies born with abnormally small heads.


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