New case of Zika through a local mosquito in Florida county
LAKE WORTH, Fla. — Officials say a second person in Palm Beach County, Florida, has contracted the Zika virus through a local mosquito.
Florida's Department of Health said in a statement Wednesday that a 24-year-old Lake Worth woman has been confirmed to have contracted the virus.
Officials say the woman was hospitalized last week with classic Zika symptoms that included fever, rash, eye redness and joint pain, but a final diagnosis did not come until Tuesday. The woman says she hasn't traveled outside of the county in months.