According to him, since there is no specific vaccine or treatment yet for the disease, the best form of prevention is protection against mosquitoes especially through the use of insect repellants. "While the risk of transmission is low, we are nevertheless no doubt continuing that preparation to the extent that we can".

Zika is transmitted to people through the bite of infected female mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the same type that spreads dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.

A second case of Zika virus has been confirmed in Fort Bend County.

WFPL previously reported on the state's effort to prepare for Zika virus.

The first Zika case raised concerns over a widespread epidemic again in South Korea a year after an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). In Connecticut, 198 samples have been received for testing, and 67 results have been received.

The agency said the man has fully recovered from the illness.

The most significant long-term health problems linked to Zika are serious birth defects.

So far, Zika isn't spreading in the USA via mosquito, but it has spread in a small number of cases through sexual transmission.

Brazil has been hardest hit by Zika, with some 1.5 million people infected and 745 confirmed cases of the syndrome.

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The CDC discourages pregnant women, or women considering pregnancy, from traveling to countries with the Zika virus - Central and South America and the Caribbean.

The Zika virus was first discovered in Uganda in 1947.

- If you have a male partner who lives in or has traveled to an area with Zika, either use condoms, the right way, every time you have sex or do not have sex during your pregnancy.

Last week, US health officials said they were learning much about the virus. "We've got a country where people travel".

The good news is that the CT patient didn't acquire Zika in the state.

Dr Donohue said although several pockets of that mosquito were present in the Bowen area, there weren't any real fears of an outbreak.

Unlike other breeds, the Aedes mosquitoes are most active during the day. Mosquito season in NY runs from April through September.

The state Controlling Board OK'd $99,625 to buy the "BG Sentinel mosquito traps" from California-based Bio-Quip Products Inc., as part of the Ohio Department of Health's zoonotic disease program.

"The possibility that a mosquito bite could be linked to severe fetal malformations alarmed the public and astonished scientists", Chan said.