Texas Zika case linked to Miami travel
Sharon Nagel, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, walks through the Wynwood neighborhood looking for mosquitoes or their breeding areas on July 30, 2016.(Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images)The Zika outbreak has experienced a new first: The spread of the Virus from state to state.A Texas resident who recently traveled to an area of Miami known as a hot spot for local Zika transmission tested positive for the Virus, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Monday.
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Texas resident’s Zika case linked to Miami travel
Health officials say a Texas resident who recently traveled to an area of Miami where local Zika transmission occurred has tested positive for the virus.The Texas Department of State Health Services said Monday that it’s the first Texas case to be linked to travel within the continental U.S.Health officials linked the case to Miami travel after investigating factors such as travel dates and when symptoms appeared.The El Paso County resident sought testing after becoming ill. Health officials say it’s that county’s first case and no other evidence of the virus or local transmission has been found there.
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Zika virus disrupts travel for moms-to-be
Nicole Andrews had to cancel her ‘babymoon’ travels to the United States after the Zika virus outbreak.( Valerie Binet )Nicole Andrews is 27 weeks pregnant and said she had no choice but to change her travel plans.The Toronto mom was considering heading south to the United States for a “babymoon” with her partner — a vacation for parents-to-be — until she heard about the recent emergence of the Zika virus in Florida.
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