First case of travel-related Zika virus reported in Lenawee County

Posted at 5:47 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 17:47:27-04

The Lenawee County Health Department has announced its first travel-related case of Zika in the county.

The virus was was contracted in an area where Zika is present, not by local mosquitoes.

Zika is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites, blood transfusions or sexual contact.

Pregnant woman are advised not to travel to areas where Zika is present.

Zika can cause a severe birth defect that affects brain development called microcephaly.

Symptoms of Zika include: Fever or rash, joint pain, muscle pain and headache and conjunctivitis (red eyes.)

If you have questions or concerns, contact the Lenawee County Health Department at 517-264-5234 or