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TRENTON, N.J. – Although New Jersey has seen an increase in cases of Zika virus, health officials say none of the cases were contracted locally.
The state health department reports 127 cases of the Zika virus, an increase of 30 from nearly a month ago. All of the cases are determined to be travel-related.
Zika is primarily transmitted by certain types of tropical mosquitoes and can cause severe brain-related birth defects, including microcephaly, a condition that results in a baby's head being smaller than expected and improper brain development.
The Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that states are reporting nearly 3,000 travel-related cases as of last week, as well as more than 40 locally acquired infections in Florida.