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    A man visiting Alaska tests positive for Zika virus, public health officials say

    By Paula Dobbyn / KTUU | Posted: Fri 10:46 AM, Jul 22, 2016

    ANCHORAGE A case of Zika virus has been detected in an adult man in Alaska who contracted the illness in Central America earlier this month, according to the Alaska Division of Public Health.

    The man is not an Alaska resident, but was visiting Alaska for work when he was evaluated for the illness at a clinic in Southeast Alaska, state officials said.

    His symptoms included a full-body rash, fever, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).

    The State Public Health Laboratory detected Zika virus RNA in a blood specimen collected on July 18 while the patient was ill. The patient was not hospitalized and is now back home in the Midwest.
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    http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/A-m...387956282.html
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