Zika virus in Ohio

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Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States.

As of 12 February 2016, the total number of Zika cases confirmed in State of Ohio is 4. The cases were confirmed in Cuyahoga, Stark, Butler and Licking Counties of Ohio.

Ohio reported the first cases of Zika virus on February 9, 2016. A 30-year-old woman from Cuyahoga County in Cleveland got the virus while she was on work in Haiti. She noticed the symptoms while she was in Haiti on Jan 25. She was not pregnant and no longer has the virus.

The second case was that of a 21-year-old man from Stark county, who contracted the virus while he was traveling in Haiti. He noticed the symptoms on Jan 7 after coming back.

The University Hospitals is offering consultation and blood works for pregnant women on Zika virus. They will perform ultrasounds and will monitor for any signs of Microcephaly on the fetus and will do blood tests. All the blood work will go through the Ohio Department of Public Health to the CDC. The results will take anywhere between four to fourteen days.

On 12 February 2016, Ohio confirmed two new cases of Zika virus. In both the cases, the patients returned from traveling outside the United States. The cases confirmed are: 56-year-old Butler County woman returning from Guyana, and a 60-year-old Licking County man returning from Haiti.