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Santa Clara County resident tests positive for Zika virus

In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

Health officials have confirmed a Santa Clara County resident has contracted the Zika virus while traveling abroad.

Health officials say there's no risk of it spreading locally.

The virus is mostly spread from a mosquito species not common in the United States.

Zika can cause birth defects. The White house held a summit today on how to fight it.

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