First Travel-Associated Zika Virus Infection Reported in Monterey County Resident

On July 30, 2016, Monterey County Health Officials reported the first travel-associated Zika virus infection in a Monterey County resident.  The individual traveled to Central American in June and July and became ill upon return to the United States.  The individual sought medical care from a primary care provider, who requested Zika virus testing from the Monterey County Health Department.  Zika virus infection was confirmed through laboratory testing.  The individual is recovering from the infection.  No other information about the individual is being released to protect the privacy of the individual.