We knew it was only a matter of time before we’d see this bummer of a headline. With the Zika Virus present in popular getaway destinations, it was a question of “when” and not “if” Connecticut would see its first case. As of this weekend, we are the 34th state with a case of Zika.
Should we start panicking? Probably not because it’s a travel-associated case.
NBC Connecticut reports that the patient recently travelled to a Zika affected country and started displaying symptoms the day they came home in early March. They are now out of the hospital and in recovery.
Symptoms of the Zika Virus, according to the Department of Public Health, include skin rashes, muscle aches, fatigue, chills, headache, and conjunctivitis.
If you want to avoid infection, the DPH says don’t travel to any of the countries listed HERE.