Travelers are being cautioned while traveling anywhere in South America or where the Zika virus has been found. If they travel and become sick they are advised to seek care in the country before bringing it back home. 

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Officials say a 46-year-old man got sick while he was traveling through El Salvador and then came back home to New Mexico. When he returned he was hospitalized for the illness and diagnosed with the Zika Virus.

The state confirmed the Zika virus after they sent the samples to Colorado to confirm the Zika virus. Since no tested mosquitoes in New Mexico have been tested positive for the actual virus caution for the virus from local mosquitoes is very low but still a precaution.

If you are planning on traveling anywhere into South America be warned that the Zika virus is alive and very dangerous to your health.