OHA: 6 women in Oregon have Zika virus

All of the women acquired it via travel, officials said

KOIN 6 News Staff - PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Six women in Oregon have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, but the Oregon Health Authority said they are all travel-related -- not acquired by a mosquito bite.

The OHA said these numbers are as of May 17.

Officials said Zika is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, though it can be transmitted from men who develop Zika symptoms -- fever, rash, joint pain and redness of the eyes.

Most infected people experience no symptoms, health officials said.

There are 2 types of mosquito known to spread the Zika virus, though neither is found in Oregon.


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