CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – It’s the health scare that has dominated the headlines in recent weeks, and now the Zika virus has again made its way to our area.
Health Officials say a Camden County, New Jersey woman has tested positive for the virus.
They say the woman, who is not being identified, visited a doctor on April 2nd for symptoms of fever, rash, fatigue, and joint pain. Test samples taken that day were sent to the US Center for Disease Control, and the test results confirmed that the woman did indeed have the Zika virus.
They say the woman is not pregnant, but had visited a country where the virus is more common.
Health officials are using the woman as an example for anyone with plans to travel to a country where the mosquito-born Zika virus is prevelant to be extra vigilant about protecting themselves from mosquito bites.
They say that symptoms of the Zika virus usually develop within two to seven days after a person is bit by an infected mosquito.