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Zika Virus case reported in Carteret County last October

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MOREHEAD CITY, Carteret County - A Carteret County person who traveled to the Caribbean last fall tested positive for the Zika Virus.

The Carteret County News Times reports an announcement of the case was made at a public county meeting on Monday. The person was determined to have Zika last October. The article revealed there is no current concern.

The Zika Virus can lead to birth defects in infants if a pregnant mother is infected with the virus through mosquito bites, sexual transmission and blood transfusions.

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