CDC: Re-test shows Lexington baby does not have Zika virus


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – An infant in Lexington, suspected of having been infected with the Zika virus, has now tested negative.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department now says the child was not exposed to the virus in the womb, as they originally thought in July.

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According to the health department, the child’s mother had traveled internationally and was bitten by a mosquito.

The CDC reported that earlier test results showed the baby had been infected, but after re-testing, they now say the child’s results came up clean.