Agency: Arizona has 2 more Zika cases, both involving travel

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials say Arizona has two more confirmed cases of Zika virus, both involving people who visited areas where the virus is circulating.

The state Department of Health Services says the two additional cases confirmed by the DHS lab bring the Arizona total to three.

The Zika virus causes at worst only a mild and brief illness in most people.

However, infections in pregnant women in the last year have been strongly linked to fetal deaths and to potentially devastating birth defects, mostly in Brazil.

Stay up to date on the Zika virus: learn about prevention, signs and symptoms: 1.azdhs.gov/1qz3ytY

Zika travel information: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information

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