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#USA, #Texas: Reported #Zika Virus Cases – December 6, 2016 (DoH, edited)

 

Title: #USA, #Texas: Reported #Zika Virus Cases – December 6, 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 – December 6, 2016

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On Nov. 28, DSHS and Cameron County Health and Human Services announced the first case of Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Texas. Local and state public health officials are responding with additional human and mosquito surveillance in the area around the patient’s home and are educating neighbors about reducing the risk of Zika and eliminating mosquito habitat on their property. Read more about the response in the related news release.

Through the week ending Dec. 2, Texas has reported 270 cases of illness due to Zika virus.

Aside from the one Cameron County case that appears to be transmitted locally by a mosquito, all other cases were associated with travel to an area where Zika was being spread.

The count includes 21 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  - 18
  5. Brazoria  - 1
  6. Brazos – 4
  7. Burnet  - 1
  8. Cameron – 6
  9. Collin  - 5
  10. Dallas  - 46
  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  - 70
  22. Hidalgo   - 4
  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. Navarro  - 1
  34. Palo Pinto  - 1
  35. Parker  - 1
  36. Randall – 1
  37. Rusk  - 1
  38. Smith  - 1
  39. Tarrant  - 26
  40. Travis  - 14
  41. Upshur  - 1
  42. Val Verde  - 1
  43. Walker  - 1
  44. Williamson  - 5
  45. Webb  - 5
  46. Wise  - 1
    • Total – 270
      • Note: Zika case data for Texas will be updated each Tuesday no later than 11 a.m.

 

National Zika Pregnancy Registry

Texas has reported 122 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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