Health officials confirm 5 new travel-related Zika virus cases in Louisiana

Health officials confirm 5 new travel-related Zika virus cases in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana health officials have confirmed five more Zika virus cases in the state over the past week.

The Louisiana Department of Health said all of the new cases involved people who traveled to areas of active Zika transmission and tested positive for the virus after seeking medical treatment in Louisiana.

Officials added there have been a total of 14 Zika virus cases confirmed in Louisiana and all involve people who traveled to an area where the virus is active and then returned to the state.

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