Two new cases of Zika virus confirmed in Pennsylvania

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health has just confirmed two new cases of the Zika virus in the commonwealth. That brings the total number of people infected with the virus here in Pennsylvania to 4.

In order to protect the patients the health department will not release the location of where the patients are from in pennsylvania or how they contracted the disease.

The state health department says it is also waiting for test results from 124 others who may also be infected with virus.

The first confirmed cases of Zika virus in Pennsylvania were reported on February 9th from two female residents who recently traveled to countries affected by the ongoing outbreak of the disease. One of those cases was identified as a student of Lehigh University.