Texas Reports First Zika Virus Case Likely Spread by Local Mosquitoes

Texas reported its first case today of a person likely being infected locally with the Zika virus through a mosquito.
1:23 | 11/28/16

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So we're reporting our first case what we believe to be likely locally transmitted disease. Patients 43 year old woman who is from Brownsville. Who presented with a classic symptoms of cica. Investigations. And included blood and urine samples that were positive for this is a virus only in the year. So by the time she had presented she was no longer contagious by mosquito. We implement it RC's action plan and started investigating to determine if this was a travel case. Or it was a locally acquired. Case or is it acquired by mosquito. I'm further investigation. It appears to be likely to have been it locally acquired. Case by mosquitoes transmission. So the next steps are really to start looking into of the area. Where the patient may have acquired. The super virus by mosquito. And general education. Vector control authorities and ongoing and that area where mosquito trapping. And the city of Brownsville has sprayed we've been communicating with the Texas department of health services. And also having input from the CDC on how best to respond to this.

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