Report: Confirmed Case Of Zika Virus At University Of Alabama

A student at the University of Alabama who had recently returned from studying abroad has tested positive for the Zika virus.

“Federal privacy laws prevent us from commenting on the student’s condition; however, in the majority of Zika cases, individuals make a full recovery within a week,” University of Alabama spokesperson Chris Bryant said in an email to AL.com.

It is not yet known which country the student contracted the disease in.

However Bryant told AL.com that students that are concerned about their health should visit the on campus student health service.

According to campus newspaper, the Crimson Whitestudents involved in study abroad programs in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America were informed about the situation in a email on June 10.

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