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Delaware officials report case of Zika virus

State public health officials say the mosquito-borne Zika virus has turned up in Delaware.

Officials say the first Delaware Zika case in a woman is travel-related, and that pregnancy is not an issue.

Public health officials planned to provide more details in a teleconference on Wednesday.

The Zika virus is spreading rapidly through Latin America. Most people who contract it have either mild or no symptoms, but it is suspected of causing a birth defect that results in babies born with abnormally small heads. Pregnant Americans are urged to avoid travel to affected areas.

DOVER, Del. — Associated Press