Texas resident's Zika case linked to Miami travel

Posted at 5:27 AM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 05:39:15-04

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Health officials say a Texas resident who recently traveled to an area of Miami where local Zika transmission occurred has tested positive for the virus.

The Texas Department of State Health Services said Monday that it's the first Texas case to be linked to travel within the continental U.S.

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Health officials linked the case to Miami travel after investigating factors such as travel dates and when symptoms appeared.

The El Paso County resident sought testing after becoming ill. Health officials say it's that county's first case and no other evidence of the virus or local transmission has been found there.

Texas has reported more than 100 cases of Zika associated with travel to areas with active transmission. There haven't been any reported cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in Texas.