DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- State public health officials say the mosquito-borne Zika virus has turned up in Delaware.
Officials say the first Delaware Zika case in a woman is travel-related, and that pregnancy is not an issue.
Division of Public Health officials planned to provide more details in a teleconference on Wednesday.
The Zika virus is spreading rapidly through Latin America. Most people who contract it have either mild or no symptoms, but it is suspected of causing a birth defect that results in babies born with abnormally small heads. Pregnant Americans are urged to avoid travel to affected areas.
DPH Zika Virus Information Page: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/zika.html