Texas reports first locally-transmitted case of Zika
Texan authorities say the case involved a woman living near the Mexican border
A member of a pest control team shows a container of mosquito larvae collected during their inspection at Zika clusters in Singapore. File photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters
Texas officials on Monday reported the state’s first case of the Zika virus that was likely transmitted by a local mosquito, expanding the spread within the US of a virus that has been linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect.
The case involved a woman living in Cameron County near the Mexico border, the Texas department of state health services said.
The state said it currently has no other suspected cases of local transmission.