The state Department of Health and Hospitals announced Feb. 11 that officials were investigating two cases of the suspected virus in people who had traveled to a Caribbean country where the virus is established. Neither was hospitalized or pregnant, according to DHH.
There is believed to be a link between Zika and birth defects, but research is continuing.
Only about one in five people who get Zika show any flu-like symptoms, and it’s uncommon for people to get sick enough to be admitted to a hospital.
So far, there have been no reported cases of people getting Zika in the United States after being bitten by a mosquito here. All of the more than 100 cases in the U.S. have been reported in people who had traveled to other countries where the virus is established.