CDC confirmed second case of Zika virus in Arkansas

The second case of Zika virus in an Arkansas citizen has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The individual visited Central America recently, where they contracted a mild case of Zika, the release states.

The first Arkansan to test positive for the virus was on Jan. 25. They also got the virus when they traveled out of the country.

According to the CDC, the most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain and red, itchy eyes. Symptoms are usually mild and last several days to a week. Many people who have Zika will not experience symptoms. Currently there is no vaccine or treatment for Zika.

Hola! 515 WEB-ZIKA 3Pregnant women are most at risk for complications due to the Zika virus, because it’s been associated with serious birth defects in children born to women who are infected with the virus.

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