Person treated for Zika virus at Asheville hospital

ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – One person was treated for the Zika virus at Mission Hospital in Asheville during the weekend of August 13.

Dr. Chris DeRienzo, Chief Quality Officer for Mission Health says the virus was not contracted locally.

“Mission Health officials worked with all relevant state and local public health experts in this case,” DeRienzo says.

The patient has since been discharged from the hospital.

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