Funded Study to Monitor US Olympic Committee Members for Potential Zika Exposure

The Zika virus is primarily transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which is an invasive species in the Cayman Islands and which bites in daylight hours

"Hopefully it will lead to the state health department implementing some new procedures, buying new lab equipment, things like that", Hagston said.

"This positive case does not elevate the risk of contracting Zika for any of the residents of Bucks County", Damsker said.

There have been no reports of Zika being locally transmitted by mosquitoes in Dallas County. Symptoms of Zika can include fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes.

Study participants will provide samples of bodily fluids to be tested for Zika and related viruses, such as dengue, which will help identify people who are infected but asymptomatic. Zika is primarily spread by mosquitoes, although several cases of sexual transmission have been reported as well.

Of the 11 cases reported Tuesday, Orange has three and Osceola and Lake each have a single case.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have advised pregnant women not to travel to affected areas.

Though symptoms are usually mild, Zika has the potential to cause serious birth defects during pregnancy including microcephaly (abnormally small head development), and other severe fetal brain defects.

All reported USA cases of Zika have so far involved people who travelled to areas with a current outbreak, but health experts have warned that local transmission cases are likely to occur in the coming weeks during summer mosquito season.

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station began testing the mosquitoes it traps for the Zika virus this summer.

In April, the CDC reported the first US death from Zika occurring in a patient infected with the virus in Puerto Rico.

A mosquito can carry the virus if it bites someone who is infected. Zika also has been linked to Guillain-Barré syndrome, an uncommon sickness of the nervous system in which a person's immune system damages the nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.

All Florida cases were caught while traveling outside the continental US or by having sex with a traveler.

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