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#USA, #Texas: Reported #Zika Virus Cases – September 19, 2016 (DoH, edited)

 

Title: #USA, #Texas: Reported #Zika Virus Cases – September 19, 2016.

Subject: Zika Virus, US State of Texas daily epidemiological update.

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

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Reported Zika Virus Cases – September 19, 2016

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Texas has had 195 reported cases of Zika virus disease. All the cases were associated with travel to an area where Zika is being spread.

This count includes 12 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  - 1
  2. Bell  - 6
  3. Bexar  - 13
  4. Brazos – 3
  5. Burnet  - 1
  6. Cameron – 1
  7. Collin  - 5
  8. Dallas  - 35
  9. Denton  - 6
  10. El Paso  - 3
  11. Ellis  - 1
  12. Fort Bend  - 7
  13. Frio  - 1
  14. Gray  - 1
  15. Galveston – 6
  16. Grayson  - 1
  17. Gregg  - 1
  18. Hamilton  - 1
  19. Harris  - 55
  20. Jefferson  - 2
  21. Lee  - 1
  22. Lubbock  - 1
  23. Matagorda  - 1
  24. Medina  - 1
  25. Midland  - 1
  26. Montgomery  - 1
  27. Palo Pinto  - 1
  28. Randall  - 1
  29. Tarrant  - 21
  30. Travis  - 5
  31. Upshur  - 1
  32. Val Verde  - 1
  33. Walker  - 1
  34. Williamson  - 6
  35. Webb  - 1
  36. Wise  - 1
    • Total – 195

Note: Zika case data for Texas will be updated each weekday no later than 11 a.m.

 

National Zika Pregnancy Registry

Texas has reported 67 individuals into the CDC’s Zika Pregnancy Registry. That number includes 12 pregnant women who are reported as Zika cases. It also includes pregnant women and newborns who have laboratory evidence of Zika infection but don’t qualify as Zika cases because they have had no symptoms or because the infection couldn’t be specifically identified as Zika virus. 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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