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Zika could possibly threaten northern states

Posted: 11:00 AM, May 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-05 08:15:52-04

Mosquitos that could possibly carry the Zika virus may extend to the north this summer.

There have been two cases in Western New York, but both woman became infected while traveling the world. The CDC says there hasn't been any local mosquito-borne Zika virus cases reported in the United States. But officials are now warning of another type of mosquito that can transmit the disease. It's called the Asian Tiger mosquito, and it may be found as far north as Minnesota and Maine.

The virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).

The CDC has a page set up with updated numbers and travel warnings.