Four more S.C. residents have contracted Zika virus, bringing the state's total number of cases of the illness to five.
All five cases were travel-related, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. The state agency said it was notified of the positive confirmation for the most recent four cases Wednesday.
None of the five were pregnant women.
“There’s no threat to the public health from these cases,” DHEC spokeswoman Cassandra Harris said.
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DHEC confirmed the first travel-associated case of Zika virus in South Carolina in late April.
In May, the agency said nearly two-thirds of S.C. counties have put little or no resources behind mosquito-control efforts to ward off a Zika virus outbreak. DHEC urged cities, towns and counties to consider upgrading their mosquito-control programs.
DHEC has tested 163 S.C. residents for Zika virus. So far, 148 tests have come back negative. Ten remain pending.