Maryland announced the first confirmed case of the Zika virus in the state on Thursday.
The CDC has issued a travel warning for pregnant women because of the Zika virus, a mosquito-bourne virus.
"Our department will continue to actively partner with the CDC, Maryland healthcare providers, laboratories, and health departments to provide support to Marylanders at risk of Zika infection - especially to pregnant women," Secretary Van T. Mitchell said in a release. "As CDC guidance has evolved, we actually have expanded access to testing for people who had not met that agency's initial testing criteria."
BREAKING: MD Health Department confirms first case of "Zika" virus in MD; person has been treated.. Traveled to Central America @abc2news
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The case was confirmed with a blood test, according to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.