An outbreak of Zika virus is occurring in parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Currently, people living in the tri-county area (Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties) who have not traveled to these areas are generally not considered at risk for infection. At this time, the main concern is that Zika infection in pregnant women may be linked to birth defects. The Zika virus causes mild illness, with 1 in 5 developing symptoms.
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