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    Delaware announces fifth Zika case from travel abroad

    By Staff Reports Posted Jun. 13, 2016 @ 2:26 pm

    The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced today a fifth Zika case following on the heels of the Friday announcement of a fourth case. The new case is a New Castle County adult male who traveled in May.

    Like the four other cases, the person acquired the illness from a mosquito bite while traveling abroad. The first three cases announced in February and March were New Castle County residents (two women and a man). The fourth case (a man) is a Kent County resident who also traveled abroad in May.

    None of the five Delaware residents are considered infectious if they are bitten by a mosquito that then bites another person...
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