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Indiana Reports 1st Case of Zika

There have been about 50 cases of the mosquito-spread virus reported in the United States

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    Indiana health officials say the state has its first case of Zika virus.

    The Indiana State Department of Health announced Tuesday the person with the virus is "a non-pregnant resident" who recently traveled to Haiti.

    There have been about 50 cases of the mosquito-spread virus reported in the United States, most in travelers returning from affected countries.

    Many people infected do not get sick. For those who do, it is usually a mild illness with symptoms including fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes.

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