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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed recently that an Arkansan has contracted the Zika Virus--a mosquito-born virus found in the Caribbean, South and Central America. 

NPR reports 31 cases of Zika infections have been reported in the US so far and World Health Organization officials believe the virus could be responsible for the recent increase of the birth defect microcephaly in pregnant women in Brazil. 

Paragould High School is one of several schools in the state that has placed a wellness center in the school.  The wellness center helps students with physical and emotional problems.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.