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Two CT women, one pregnant, test positive for Zika virus

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Two more Connecticut women, one being pregnant, have tested positive for the Zika virus.

Department of Public Health officials announced on Thursday that two female Connecticut residents tested positive.

The non-pregnant patient came back from Puerto Rico in late April and became ill on April 29.

Officials said the other patient, nine weeks pregnant, came back from the Dominican Republican in late April and became ill on April 28.

Health officials said both patients and their physicians have been informed of the test results.

There have been six people total in Connecticut who have tested positive for Zika virus. Two of them are pregnant. Four of the patients have fully recovered from the virus.

“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,” said the Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino. 

To date, 503 cases of travel-related Zika have been reported in the continental United States. Of those, 48 were pregnant women and 10 were sexually transmitted, officials said

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