First Case of Zika Virus Confirmed in Bell County
We have the first confirmation of the Zika virus for Bell County.
KWTX News is reporting that the County Public Health District announced Wednesday that a male traveler, from Bell County, has been infected with the Zika virus.
It seems that he was traveling in a known Zika region outside of the U.S. It also seems that there is no evidence of local transmissions at this time.
The health district said in a press release:
The male traveler was infected with the virus while in a known Zika region outside of the United States. There is no evidence of local transmissions.
This is the 60th travel-related case to be confirmed in Texas.
Symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain, an conjunctivitis, and usually last for several days. The virus is most commonly transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, but it may also be transmitted sexually.