Central America

W&M student contracts Zika virus

A William and Mary student contracted the Zika virus while traveling in Central America during winter break, but does not pose a health risk, school officials said.

The student is still enrolled and she is doing well, director of news and media Suzanne Seurattan said Tuesday. The university did not release her name or any other information on the student.

School officials said the student, who hasn't shown symptoms, is expected to make a full recovery from the virus that the World Health Organization had declared a global health emergency due to its link to birth defects.

Zika is not a new virus. There have been outbreaks reported in tropical Africa, Southeast Asia and...

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