Two More Zika Cases Reported in Ark.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) reports the number of travel-related Zika cases in Arkansas is now at 12.

Spokeswoman Meg Milival said the two new cases this week are both associated with travel to Central America.

There have been no reports of Zika locally transmitted by mosquitoes within Arkansas so far, but the ADH recommends taking precautions.

Pregnant women are most at risk for complications from the Zika virus because serious birth defects can occur in children born to women who are infected with the virus.

The Centers for Disease Control has issued travel guidance for women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant. 

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