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Travel warning renewed after 4th case of Zika in Connecticut

Travel warning renewed after 4th case of Zika in Connecticut  (photo: CDC Global, Flickr


A fourth case of the Zika virus has been found in Connecticut and state officials are renewing travel warnings related to the disease.

The state Department of Public Heath says the latest patient is a woman in her 30s.

Officials say she traveled from the Caribbean to Connecticut on April 25 and became ill on April 29.

Health officials say they have been told that one in five residents of Puerto Rico are likely to become infected with the virus and are warning pregnant women to avoid travel to the island and other places where the virus is prevalent.

Officials say travel to those areas has resulted in 426 cases of Zika in the continental United States.

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