Zika case confirmed in neighboring Broome

BINGHAMTON – A Broome County resident who traveled abroad this year serves as the first confirmed and documented case of the Zika virus in central upstate New York, the closest case confirmed near Chenango county.

In a press briefing Wednesday, Broome County Health officials indicated that the individual—identified only as a non-pregnant person—has fully recovered in little more than a week's time following contraction of the virus.

The Broome County Health Department said in a statement that the patient recently traveled to the Caribbean and tested positive for the Zika virus, which is primarily spread by a certain species of mosquito.

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