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    July 1, 2016

    Number of Zika cases in Maryland jumps to 31

    The number of people in Maryland with the Zika virus has grown to 31, state health officials said Friday as they reminded people to take steps to avoid contracting the disease.
    All of the Maryland cases are travel-related and no one has contracted Zika from being bitten by a mosquito in the state.

    But if a mosquito bites one of the infected people and then bites someone else, the disease could spread even further.

    “We want to guard against such occurrences here in Maryland," Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Van T. Mitchell said in a statement.
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela