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23 Nov 2016

#USA, #Texas: Reported #Zika Virus Cases – November 22, 2016 (DoH, edited)

 

Title: #USA, #Texas: Reported #Zika Virus Cases – November 22, 2016.

Subject: Zika Virus, current epidemiological situation in Texas.

Source: US State of Texas Department of Health, full page: (LINK).

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Reported Zika Virus Cases – November 22, 2016

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Through the week ending November 18, Texas has had 254 reported cases of illness due to Zika virus. All the cases were associated with travel to an area where Zika is being spread.

This count includes 16 pregnant women, two infants infected before birth, and two people who had sexual contact with travelers.

 

Texas Zika Cases by County:

[County  - Cases]

  1. Angelina  - 2
  2. Bastrop  - 1
  3. Bell  - 6
  4. Bexar  - 17
  5. Brazoria  - 1
  6. Brazos – 3
  7. Burnet  - 1
  8. Cameron – 3
  9. Collin  - 5
  10. Dallas  - 44
  11. Denton  - 9
  12. El Paso  - 3
  13. Ellis  - 1
  14. Fort Bend  - 9
  15. Frio  - 1
  16. Galveston – 8
  17. Gray  - 1
  18. Grayson  - 1
  19. Gregg  - 1
  20. Hamilton  - 1
  21. Harris  - 69
  22. Hidalgo  - 1
  23. Hockley  - 1
  24. Jackson  - 1
  25. Jefferson  - 2
  26. Jones  - 1
  27. Lee  - 1
  28. Lubbock  - 1
  29. Matagorda  - 1
  30. Medina  - 1
  31. Midland  - 1
  32. Montgomery  - 1
  33. Palo Pinto  - 1
  34. Parker  - 1
  35. Randall  - 1
  36. Rusk  - 1
  37. Tarrant  - 26
  38. Travis  - 11
  39. Upshur  - 1
  40. Val Verde  - 1
  41. Walker  - 1
  42. Williamson  - 5
  43. Webb  - 5
  44. Wise  - 1
    • Total – 254
      • Note: Zika case data for Texas will be updated each Tuesday no later than 11 a.m.

 

National Zika Pregnancy Registry

Texas has reported 112 individuals into the CDC’s Zika Pregnancy Registry. The registry includes pregnant women and infants with laboratory evidence of Zika infection, whether or not they ever had symptoms. Texas provides data to the Zika Pregnancy Registry weekly.

The registry casts a wider net – beyond reported Zika cases – to track and follow pregnancies that may have been impacted by Zika. States are reporting cases but also the number of pregnancies that can’t be confirmed to be Zika-infected but have some lab indication of a flavivirus infection. Flaviviruses are known to cross-react during antibody testing, making it difficult to determine if the person was infected with Zika or some other flavivirus.

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Keywords: USA; Updates; Zika Virus; Texas.

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