Texas Resident Tests Positive for Zika After Florida Travel
DALLAS—A Texas resident who recently traveled to Miami has tested positive for Zika, state health officials said Monday, in what is thought to be the first case of someone contracting the Virus while traveling within the continental U.S.Officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services said the sick individual, who is from El Paso County, had gone to an area of Miami that has become the epicenter for Zika transmission in…
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Texas Man Contracts Zika Virus After Miami Visit, In First Domestic Travel Confirmed Case
EL PASO, TX — A man from El Paso has tested positive for the Zika Virus contracted after traveling to Miami — marking the first case in Texas of someone getting the virus after traveling within the continental U.S. — health officials said in a news conference on Monday.Texas Department of State Health Services officials said this marks the first Texas case of Zika virus that can be linked within the continental U.S., a case now being investigated as “travel-associated.””Health officials linked this case to Miami travel after closely evaluating travel dates, symptom onset date and known local transmission of Zika virus in Miami,” health officials said in a news advisory.
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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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