Ohio Rep. Bob Latta contracts COVID-19 after vaccination

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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019 file photo, Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio, speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington. Latta became the second member of Congress representing Ohio to test positive this week for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against the virus. The Republican lawmaker from Ohio’s 5th Congressional District announced Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, he contracted the virus after he was exposed to someone who also tested positive. (House Television via AP, File)

FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2019 file photo, Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio, speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington. Latta became the second member of Congress representing Ohio to test positive this week for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against the virus. The Republican lawmaker from Ohio’s 5th Congressional District announced Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, he contracted the virus after he was exposed to someone who also tested positive. (House Television via AP, File)

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bob Latta has become the second member of Congress from Ohio to test positive this week for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against the virus.

The Republican lawmaker from the 5th Congressional District announced Tuesday he contracted the virus after he was exposed to someone who also tested positive.

Latta’s tweet came shortly after U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced he had also joined the list of more than 80 members of Congress who have contracted the virus since it began to spread in the U.S. in March 2020.

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