Last month two other Georgians were confirmed to have had Zika. They contracted the disease while traveling as well. The CDC has issued travel advisories warning pregnant women not to visit countries with active Zika outbreaks, such as Brazil which has been the epicenter of the outbreak in the Americas. The virus can also be transmitted sexually, but is primarily contracted through mosquito bites.
There is growing concern that the virus will spread rapidly in the Southern United States as temperatures rise and mosquito populations explode.