Texas Woman Has The State’s First Locally Transmitted Case Of Zika Virus

Cameron County, Texas, reported a state’s initial locally transmitted Zika pathogen box on Monday. The patient, a 43-year-old lady from Brownsville, had not trafficked anywhere with ongoing Zika transmissions, including Mexico.

“Based on a information we have, this studious has a disastrous blood exam that indicates that she can no longer widespread a infection by mosquito,” Dr. James Castillo, Cameron County health management pronounced in a matter supposing to HuffPost. He continued:

This is a sign that everybody should sojourn observant about Zika. If a lady is profound or is deliberation apropos pregnant, she should be evaluated for probable Zika pathogen bearing during any prenatal caring visit. Each analysis should embody an comment of signs and symptoms of Zika pathogen illness such as fever, rash, corner pain and conjunctivitis.

The internal health dialect is operative with a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health authorities to examine a Cameron County case, including door-to-door screening and butterfly control efforts, such as spraying.

The Texas patient, who is not pregnant, has a initial locally acquired box in a United States outward of Florida. As of Nov. 23, Florida has 238 locally acquired Zika cases on record and 170 cases of Zika pathogen in profound women, according to a Florida Health Department. 

Zika virus, that widespread fast by Latin America and a Caribbean in 2015 and 2016, is generally dangerous for profound women since it is related to a birth forsake microcephaly, that can means mind damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological problems.

This essay picture has been updated to embody a womanlike Aedes aegypti mosquito, a form that carries Zika virus.

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