Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Case of Zika Virus, Likely Spread by Mosquito, Is Reported in Texas

Most recently, there has been an outbreak in the Zika Virus being transmitted by mosquitos within the Texas border. The Zika Virus usually leaves the blood of the affected person within two weeks, but can linger in sperm for up to a month, making sexually active individuals susceptible. Most Zika testing is done in pregnant women because it has a mild case in adults, but can be fatal to a growing fetus. Scientists believe the disease to have started locally in a person and are taking precautions such as having increased mosquito control efforts and having doctors be on the look out for more cases.


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