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CT woman in her 30s tests positive for Zika virus

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The fourth case of the Zika Virus in Connecticut has been confirmed (AP photo) The fourth case of the Zika Virus in Connecticut has been confirmed (AP photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Health officials confirmed on Thursday that there is a fourth person in Connecticut who has tested positive for Zika virus.

The Department of Public Health officials said a non-pregnant woman in her 30s tested positive for the virus.

She traveled from the Caribbean to Connecticut on April 25 and became ill on April 29.

Officials said her symptoms included fever, rash and conjunctivitis.

To date, officials said 426 cases of travel-related Zika have been reported in the continental United States.

Of those, 36 were pregnant women and eight were sexually transmitted. 

In Connecticut, 245 patients, including 217 pregnant women, have been tested for Zika virus.  

Earlier this week, a pregnant woman from Connecticut who traveled to Central America had tested positive for the Zika virus.

She left Connecticut in February and was in Central America around March 17 when she began to feel ill.

According to the Department of Public Health, on March 30 she returned to Connecticut and saw her doctor, who tested her for the Zika virus.

There are no mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus that have been reported in Connecticut. The state will be collecting samples at the end of May.

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