Yet another Bell County Zika case


The Texas Department of State Health Services reports another Zika Virus case in Bell County.

That makes a total of six cases so far.

This, loke the others, involves someone who picked up the disease somewhere during their travels.

Texas has had 174 reported cases of Zika virus disease.

All the cases were associated with travel to an area where Zika is being spread.

This state count includes 11 pregnant women, two infants infected before birth, and one person who had sexual contact with a traveler

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause fever, rash, muscle and joint aches and red eyes (conjunctivitis).

Symptoms are usually mild, and most people exposed to Zika virus won’t develop any symptoms at all.

Zika has also been linked to a birth defect called microcephaly and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with the virus while pregnant. 

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