Texas officials report travel-related Zika case — from Miami
A Texan who recently traveled to a part of Miami with local Zika transmission has tested positive for the Virus, marking the first instance in which a traveler likely picked up the mosquito-borne Virus in another U.S. state.Health officials said they looked at travel dates, symptoms and the situation in southern Florida to reach their conclusion.It is the first Zika cases in El Paso County, which has no other evidence of the virus or that it is spreading by mosquito bite there.
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Texas reports Zika case imported from Miami, Florida reports 2 new local Zika infections
Texas health officials today reported a Zika illness in a resident who traveled to Miami, as Florida today reported two more locally acquired Zika infections in Miami-Dade County, signaling ongoing transmission in what officials think is still a small area.The Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) said the patient, who is from El Paso County, is the state’s first Zika case linked to travel within the continental United States, according to an e-mail press release.The two developments come just days after another major US Zika development: the federal declaration of a public health emergency in Puerto Rico due to surging case numbers there.
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First travel-related case of Zika confirmed in El Paso
Copyright 2016 Cable News Network/Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.The City of El Paso Department of Public Health announced Monday the confirmation of the first travel-related case of Zika virus in the area.
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