October 21, 2018

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Zika Virus hits Nevada

Zika Virus hits Nevada

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health confirmed its first case of Zika on Thursday, after a Clark County resident’s blood tested positive for the virus. Doctors believe the resident – a man whose name and age is being withheld for privacy – contracted Zika during a trip to Guatemala back in February.

He showed up in a Clark County medical facility shortly after returning from the trip complaining of a fever, rash, red eyes, and muscle pain – all hallmarks of the Zika virus. The Nevada local adds one more case to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s 273 instances of travel-associated Zika viruses in the United States. Read more

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