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7th Zika virus case in Arkansas

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 The state Department of Health reported today Arkansas's 7th case of Zika virus, the mosquito-borne infection that has been linked to microcephaly in infants of infected mothers. The person infected had been traveling in the Pacific Islands, where the virus was reported prior to 2015 and before infections were reported in Brazil. 

The department does not release gender information or if a pregnant woman was infected. Meg Mirivel, department spokesperson, said release of that information would violate HIPAA. "Once we have a few more cases, we will release aggregate data on all cases," Mirivel said. That might be when 10 cases have been reported, she said.




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