Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Found in South Texas

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(Star Telegram) A South Texas woman has been diagnosed with the state’s first locally transmitted case of the Zika virus, health officials said Monday.

She likely received the virus from a mosquito, according to a press release from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The woman, a resident of Cameron County in the Rio Grande Valley, isn’t pregnant and hasn’t recently traveled to Mexico or any other country at risk of the virus, the press release said.