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Fourth travel-related case of Zika virus reported in Nebraska

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-28 17:52:41-04

Nebraska health Department officials say A fourth case of travel-related Zika virus was recently reported.

Officials say a woman in her 30s from Lancaster County who recently traveled to a Zika-affected country made contact with the virus.  She wasn’t hospitalized.

State health officials say they are expecting to see more travel-related cases of Zika virus in Nebraska and DHHS will be updating state-specific case information frequently

Officials say If people are traveling to an area with Zika, it’s important to prevent mosquito bites both abroad and when they come back home.

  • Officials say preventive tips include:
  • Using an EPA-registered insect repellent properly
  • Wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants
  • Staying in places with air conditioning or that have screens on doors and windows

For more information on the Zika virus and how to prevent it,, click here.