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Health official confirms first three Zika cases in Cochise County

Posted at 12:37 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 20:45:15-04

Health officials confirmed Cochise County's first three Zika virus cases Friday.

According to Cochise County Health and Social Services, all three Zika patients contracted the disease in Puerto Rico. All suffered mild symptoms and have now recovered.

Officials warn  people to use DEET-based insect repellent when they are outdoors, avoid standing water and wear long sleeves and pants.

Cochise County officials routinely monitor mosquito activity from June through October. No mosquitoes in the county have tested positive for Zika.