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First Locally Acquired Probable Zika Case in 2017 Confirmed in Cameron County

CAMERON COUNTY, Texas - The first locally acquired probable case of Zika for 2017 is a Laguna Heights resident. The person reported to a Cameron County public health clinic for Zika Virus testing.

“Based on the information that we have, the source of the transmission appears to be mosquito-borne that took place several months ago. Clinical test results show that this person may have had the virus 2-3 months ago and it is no longer active in her system,” stated Dr. James W. Castillo, Cameron County Health Authority.  “In addition, there is no evidence of any other mosquito transmitted cases related to this one.”

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