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Niagara County Health Dept. issues statement on Zika case

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Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 01:00 pm

Stapleton: Patient's symptoms have resolved without treatment

By Christian W. Peck

Public Information Officer

Niagara County Public Information Office

Niagara County Public Health Director Director Stapleton issued the following statement today in response to media inquiries:

"The Niagara County Department of Health has received confirmation of a case of Zika through testing by the New York State Department of Health.

"This individual did not acquire the virus in the United States. The public is not at any risk. The patient's symptoms have resolved on their own."

Stapleton also released the attached educational materials to assist the public in understanding the Zika virus. (DOWNLOADABLE PDFs below.)

Additional information on Zika is available at https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/zika_virus/.

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