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Topic - First Local ZIKA Case in Texas
Posted: November 28 2016 at 9:42pm By EdwinSm,
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....