referring to The state of Texas reported its first case of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus who did not travel outside of the state.The woman, who lives in the San Antonio-area, traveled to Brownsville around the same time six local residents acquired the virus from mosquitoes.It is unclear if she was bitten or if she contracted the virus through sexual contact with an infected partner.
As it stated in On Tuesday, the Texas Department of State Health services confirmed that a pregnant Texas woman who had not traveled outside the state contracted the Zika virus.
In November, the state confirmed the first case of a locally transmitted case of Zika in a woman who lived in Cameron County.
The Texas Department of State Health reported that the state has one Zika case in 2017, with 300 cases reported for 2015 and 2016.
The Bexar County woman, who was not identified, traveled to Brownsville in November around the same time six of the city’s residents acquired Zika from mosquitos, KCEN reported.
The woman did not get sick at the time and underwent Zika testing during her regular prenatal care.
Pregnant Texas woman likely contracted Zika locally, authorities say
As it stated in A woman is the first to pregnant woman in Bexar County to be infected without traveling outside of the state.
Source: CDC Fact : With Zika virus, people usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital and rarely die.
Source: CDC Things we don’t know : We don’t know if infected men who never develop symptoms can transmit Zika virus through sex.
Source: CDC Fact: The Zika virus can be sexually transmitted by a man to his sex partners, and by a woman to her sex partners.
Source: CDC Fact : Local, mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus has been reported in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.
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