A pregnant woman in Napa has been confirmed positive for the Zika virus, the Napa County Public Health Division reported Wednesday. The agency received the confirmation from the California Department of Public Health.
The woman, whom officials did not identify, had traveled to Central America in the last three months, and is not showing signs of Zika infection at present.
“This Zika virus case is not a threat to public health. There is no active transmission of Zika virus in Napa County, and the two kinds of mosquitos that transmit the virus have not been found here,” Dr. Karen Relucio, Napa County health officer, said in a statement.
“Anyone who is planning to travel to a country with active Zika virus transmission should consult with their health care provider before leaving," she said, "especially if they are pregnant or are considering becoming pregnant.”
Napa public health officials say they expect to see more Zika cases. The agency is working with local doctors to test for cases of Zika virus both in pregnant women who have traveled to countries with Zika virus or who have sexual partners who have traveled to these countries.