FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A Fort Lauderdale doctor said, Thursday, he is treating a patient who has contracted the Zika virus.

Test results for the 54-year-old woman indicate she has contracted the virus, according to the doctor. The North Miami resident said she has not traveled to the active transmission zones of Wynwood or Miami Beach.

“She mentioned she had traveled to some farms out west, here in Fort Lauderdale with her daughter,” said Dr. Martin M. Roche of Broward Medical Urgent Care. “There were a lot of mosquitoes, and she felt she got bit by the mosquitoes here, so it’s more likely she contracted it here.”

The Florida Department of Health has said there are no active Zika zones in Broward. However, this case will be investigated.

The patient is expected to speak about her situation, Friday.

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