Chicago Confirms Its First Case of Zika Virus

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Hospital officials confirmed the first case of the Zika Virus in Chicago on Monday.

This is the fifth case of the virus being present in the state of Illinois, the Centers for Disease Control reports.

“Based on her clnical symptoms we had a high suspicion that she had Zika virus,” Dr. Roberta Luskin-Hawk of Presence St. Joseph Hospital said where the woman was treated.

The woman, who returned from Colombia in late January, sought treatment at her primary care physician. She was never hospitalized. Officials say she recovered fully on her own. She was tested for several things, including Zika, when the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and tested positive for the virus.

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