Ohioans with Zika virus climbs to 4

(AP) — The number of Ohioans who have contracted the Zika virus while traveling to other countries has climbed to four.

Ohio Department of Health officials announced Friday that a 56-year-old Butler County woman, who recently returned from Guyana, and a 60-year-old Licking County man returning from Haiti are the latest confirmed cases in the state.

Butler County is in southwest Ohio between Dayton and Cincinnati. Licking County is just east of Columbus.

Ohio Department of Health announced earlier this week that a 30-year-old Cleveland woman, and a 21-year-old Stark County man, which is southeast of Cleveland, who both recently traveled to Haiti, had contracted the virus there.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 52 travel-associated cases of Zika virus in the United States.

It is primarily transmitted through a mosquito bite, and there is no indication that it can spread from person-to-person through casual contact.

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