AUSTIN (AP) – 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.READ MORE: North Texas Synagogue Hostage-Taker Malik Faisal Akram Told Family He Came To US To Find A Bride
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.READ MORE: Temporary Inclement Weather Shelters Open In Dallas Ahead Of Arctic Blast
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.
Texas has reported more than 100 cases of Zika associated with travel to areas with active transmission. There haven’t been any reported cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in Texas.MORE NEWS: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Diagnosed With COVID-19
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