Teen in Los Angeles County tested positive for Zika after travel abroad

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 27, 2016 11:04 AM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A teenage girl in Los Angeles County who had traveled to El Salvador in late November tested positive for the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus but has since recovered, public health officials said.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a statement on Tuesday that it is conducting surveillance to identify any infected travelers returning to the county. U.S. officials have said that a Virginia resident and an Arkansas resident who had each traveled outside the United States also tested positive for the virus.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Frances Kerry)