Pregnant CT woman tests positive for Zika

The Connecticut Department of Public Health says a woman who had traveled to Central America has tested positive for the Zika virus.

(5/3/16)

HARTFORD - The Connecticut Department of Public Health says a woman who had traveled to Central America has tested positive for the Zika virus.

The DPH says the woman conceived while she was traveling. The agency says the woman has since returned to Central America.

The DPH also says it is working to contact her and her family to make sure she receives treatment while out of the country.

The state health commissioner is urging women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant to delay travel to Zika-infected countries.

The woman is the third person, and first pregnant woman, to test positive for the Zika virus in Connecticut.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

One person was recovering from surgery Monday after 1 1 recovering after triple shooting in Bridgeport
Troy Ramey of Sea Cliff competes on NBC's 2 Long Islander competes on 'The Voice'
VIDEO: Rally held to support sick leave legislation 3 VIDEO: Rally held to support sick leave legislation
Ray Navarette is among the Long Island Ducks' 4 Legendary LI Duck lands in Bloomingdales with clothing line
The forum was held at Housatonic Community College 5 Public meeting tackles recreational marijuana in CT

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE