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Wake County resident contracts Zika virus while traveling outside the U.S.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Public health officials in Wake County say a person traveling outside the Unites State contracted the Zika virus and began showing symptoms after returning.

While it’s the first case in Wake County, there have now been five reported statewide.

Health officials said the person went to a private doctor and tests came back positive for Zika. The patient is now being monitored.

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