First U.S. Zika Virus Case Confirmed in Houston

Local health authorities received confirmation from CDC last week.

CDC has confirmed the first U.S. case of travel-acquired Zika virus, a patient in Houston who recently returned from Latin America. Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services reported the person who contracted the mosquito-borne illness had developed fever, a rash, and joint pain.

Local health authorities received confirmation from CDC last week.

Zika is part of the family of viruses that includes yellow fever, Dengue virus, and West Nile virus.

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