Nueces County Investigates First Case of Zika

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Nueces County continues to investigate its first case of the Zika virus. The person who has it is a pregnant mother and likely came through the Mexican border. The case is reported to be travel related. No localized transmission.

Annette Rodriguez, Nueces County Health Director said, “The patient claimed she was diagnosed with zika in her pregnancy early on in Mexico. Subsequent tests were conducted for zika and sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and did confirm the presence of the zika virus.”

The case is travel related. That means Brownsville is the only city that has seen localized cases in the state of Texas.

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