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Zika virus confirmed in pregnant WV woman

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia public health officials have confirmed the state’s first case of Zika virus in a pregnant woman, bringing the total number of West Virginians who have contracted the mosquito-borne illness up to eight.

According to the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, the woman traveled on a mission trip to a country where the virus is commonly found.

“She was ill, showed symptoms, was treated and is recovering,” said Dr. Rahul Gupta, state health officer and commissioner for the bureau. “At this point, we’ve been able to send the samples and get the results, and we’re monitoring the pregnancy very closely…

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