Zika Remains a Threat, With 5 Cases Logged in Maryland This Year

Zika is back — the threat never really went away.

Maryland already has logged five cases of the virus among travelers this year and Florida has reported residents infected locally.

With mosquito season about to begin, state and local public health officials are gearing up efforts for a new outbreak of the Zika virus blamed for devastating brain defects in newborns and neurological and eye problems in adults.

The effort to prevent infections gained added urgency this month after researchers tied the mosquito-borne virus to potentially deadly heart problems.


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