2 women, including 1 who is pregnant, test positive for Zika in Connecticut

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Pregnant Woman Spraying Mosquito Repellant To Protect Against Zika

HARTFORD–The state Department of Public Health says that two more woman have been diagnosed with Zika within the state, and one of them is pregnant.

One woman returned from Puerto Rico in late April and got sick on April 29. The other woman, who is nine weeks pregnant, got back from the Dominican Republic in late April and got sick on April 28.

“As we head into the summer travel months, it is very important for travelers to Zika affected areas to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. This is particularly critical for pregnant women or women planning to become pregnant, who should postpone travel to these areas if at all possible,” cautioned DPH Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino.

There have now been six cases of Zika reported in Connecticut, all related to travel in South and Central America. Two of the patients were pregnant.