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William and Mary student contracts Zika virus

Posted at 7:28 AM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 17:13:07-05

Williamsburg, Va - A student at The College of William and Mary contracted the Zika virus while traveling in Central America during winter break, according to a press release from the school.

William and Mary's Health and Wellness team  and the Center for Disease Control do not believe this poses a health risk to anyone on campus.

William and Mary's Vice-President for Student Affairs says the student is currently not experiencing any symptoms and is expected to fully recover.

The university's international travel and security manager is monitoring the situation.

The Zika virus is spread by mosquito bites and has been linked to severe birth defects.

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