First confirmed Zika case in Chester County

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Chester County reports its first confirmed case of the Zika virus. (WPVI)

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Zika virus in Chester County.

The case, according to the Chester County Health Department, involves a Chester County woman who had recently traveled to an area affected by mosquitos carrying the Zika virus. She was not pregnant.

Health department officials say the woman was not hospitalized and has recovered.

"Upon confirmation, the Chester County Health Department advised her of protective measures to reduce the risk of further mosquito bites. The Chester County Health Department is collaborating with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in a public health response to the Zika Virus, and has issued an alert to all county health care providers. The alert reiterated the importance of reviewing and following the testing and risk reduction guidance for Zika Virus," a statement reads.

There have been 23 cases of travel-associated Zika virus confirmed in Pennsylvania.

There are no locally-acquired cases of Zika virus in Pennsylvania, officials say.

Chester County Health Department Director Jeanne Casner says there is minimal risk of contracting Zika from mosquitos in Chester County.

"For anyone traveling to countries affected by the Zika virus, we urge caution and note that pregnant women in particular should avoid travel to affected countries," Casner said in the statement.

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