3 cases of Zika virus found in DC

The CDC and NIH stress there is no immediate threat especially if you are not traveling abroad.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Three cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in the District, Department of Health said. 

One case is from 2015, and two cases are from 2016. One of the 2016 cases involves a pregnant woman. 

These are all individuals who traveled outside of the United States. 

The case in 2015 involves travel to South America. The 2016 cases involve travel to South America and Central America. 

The official statement from DC Department of Health is below.

"The DC Department of Health (DOH) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor and track Zika virus infections in DC residents. It is important for residents to remember that there is no immediate threat to their health and well-being if they have not travelled to the known affected areas. However, we must all stay well informed and be cautious when traveling internationally. DOH has created a webpage that will be regularly updated, with a fact sheet on the Zika Virus and other key information to ensure that all DC residents are engaged and informed."

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