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    Posted: November 28 2016 at 5:12pm
Texas announces first local Zika case

https://www.yahoo.com/news/texas-announces-first-local-zika-case-213909053.html
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A report on this from the BBC

Originally posted by BBC BBC wrote:

Health officials in the US state of Texas say they have recorded the first case of the Zika virus transmitted by a local mosquito.....


Florida is the only other US state to have reported locally caught cases of Zika.

The Texas Department of State Health Services said the patient was a woman living in Cameron County, near the Mexican border. She is not pregnant, and has not recently travelled to Mexico or anywhere else with ongoing Zika virus transmission....


The infection was confirmed by testing the woman's urine. However, a blood test proved negative, meaning that the virus can no longer be spread from her by another mosquito....


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It is up to every individual in areas of TEXAS that could possibly be contaminated with this virus, to protect themselves as an individual.  We cannot rely on our government to protect us from a virus that is spreading so quickly.  If you must be outside - wear a ton of bug spray.  If you do not HAVE to be outside - DONT BE!  Stay indoors.  Protect yourself by sealing any holes or cracks in your dwellings using very fine wire mesh - (something like the 200 x 200 wire mesh sold here www.bwire.com ).

 

If you are near bodies of water - or high grass, wear long pants and long sleeves.  This virus is very serious, and spreading more and more by the second!

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