CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A suspected case of the Zika virus is reported in Clark County.
According to a press release from the county’s health district, a traveler returning home is suspected of having the virus. The patient is at home recovering.
Health workers are currently canvassing the Willow Chase neighborhood north of Springfield to educate residents on how to protect themselves.
Officials say there is no evidence of the Zika virus being transmitted locally.
Zika is transmitted to persons primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito which is found in the tropics and Southern United States. The most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).