There are now a total of six confirmed cases of the Zika Virus.
That according to Metro Health, which all of those cases were contracted by people who traveled overseas to areas in which mosquitoes are spreading the illness.
Tests on at least 19 possible cases of Zika remain pending. At least 41 suspected cases have resulted in negative test results.
While there has been no sign of Zika in mosquitoes in the United States, Metro Health encourages everyone to take precautions when it comes to mosquitoes–and do what you can to help control the mosquito population.
And, if you’ve traveled to South America recently–you should take precautions to avoid the possibility of unknowingly spreading the illness after you return.
“Try to use insect repellent for the first two weeks to avoid local mosquitoes biting you–and, becoming infected if you are carrying Zika” said Metro Health’s Doctor Anil Mangla.