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UM Doctors Release Study On First Locally Transmitted Zika Patient

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is one species that carries the Zika virus.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito is one species that carries the Zika virus.

University of Miami doctors have published a case study about the first locally transmitted case of Zika in the United States. The patient was a 23-year-old pregnant women whose symptoms included a fever, joint pain and a rash. Her baby tested negative for the virus.

The study appears in the New England Journal of Medicine. It includes photos of the rash -- notable because many Zika patients’ rashes disappear before they see their doctors.

To read the study, click here

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