January 29, 2016 / 7:20 PM / 4 years ago

Third Zika case confirmed in Illinois: health officials

A transmission electron micrograph (TEM) shows the Zika virus, in an undated photo provided by the Centers For Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. REUTERS/CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith/Handout via Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois male resident who traveled to Colombia is the U.S. state’s third case of the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus, health officials said on Friday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health officials said the case was confirmed on Thursday but declined to provide further details.

Earlier this month, department officials reported that two pregnant Illinois residents who recently traveled to countries where the Zika virus was found had tested positive for the virus.

(Corrects spelling of Colombia in first paragraph)

Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Richard Chang

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