Ave Maria Teen Tests Positive for Travel-Related Zika Virus

Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 20:51

jdzika-200Ave Maria resident Joseph Dauphinais is one of five newly-confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Collier County, all of which state health officials say were contracted overseas.

The Ave Maria was tested for Zika when he began showing symptoms after returning from a mission trip to Nicaragua in July with some other students from the Donahue Academy. After weeks of waiting, and after he fully recovered, he was told he tested positive for Zika, according to a report in the Naples Daily News.

There are no other cases of Zika in Ave Maria known to have been reported.

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