OHA: 6 women in Oregon have Zika virus

All of the women acquired it via travel, officials said

This 2006 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Six women in Oregon have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, but the Oregon Health Authority said they are all travel-related — not acquired by a mosquito bite.

The OHA said these numbers are as of May 17.

Officials said Zika is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, though it can be transmitted from men who develop Zika symptoms — fever, rash, joint pain and redness of the eyes.

Most infected people experience no symptoms, health officials said.

There are 2 types of mosquito known to spread the Zika virus, though neither is found in Oregon.

Map from the CDC/CBS News, Jan. 28, 2016
Map from the CDC/CBS News, Jan. 28, 2016

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