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25 Zika cases in Alabama all related to travel

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25 people have tested positive for Zika across Alabama.

The state health department reports all the cases involve travel to countries already fighting Zika outbreaks.

Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone and Morgan counties are among the 16 listed for patient locations.

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The state health department says it is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test and treat the state’s Zika patients.

The virus, which is transmitted through mosquito bites, can cause trigger serious birth defects during pregnancy.

READ MORE: Tips from the Alabama Department of Public Health

Common symptoms are fever, rash, joint paint and red eyes. You should contact a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms, and have traveled to a location where Zika is present. 

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