Marin County confirms first case of 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)

The Marin County Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the county's first Zika virus infection.

According to the health officials, the patient recently traveled to Central America. Health officials say there is no risk of the Zika virus spreading in the community.

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"Although currently there is no risk for local transmission, our residents could be exposed to Zika virus through travel or sexual contact with anyone infected with Zika," said Marin County Deputy Health Officer Lisa Santora.

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