Official: 12-year-old Cincinnati boy diagnosed with Zika

Posted at 5:00 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 17:00:40-04

CINCINNATI -- A 12-year-old Cincinnati boy has been diagnosed with Zika.

The boy just returned from Puerto Rico, and officials believe that's where he caught it, Interim Health Commissioner Dr. O'dell Owens said.

A school nurse alerted health officials after the boy become sick.

Officials are now testing mosquitoes in the neighborhood and alerting the public.

This marks Cincinnati's second recorded case of the Zika virus. A man in his 50s also contracted the virus during a trip to the Caribbean earlier this summer.