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valleycentral.com - by CBS 4 News - February 24, 2017

County and city officials announced Friday they are investigating a case of Zika in McAllen . . .

. . . On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the case was reported to the Hidalgo County Health Department. Private lab testing has confirmed a positive test for the Zika virus.

As of Friday, February 24, 2017, no travel history has been established outside of Hidalgo County, and because Zika can be transmitted by mosquitos or through sexual contact. Further investigation will be needed in an effort to determine how exposure occurred and information on the exposure history is still being collected.

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LINKS TO SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED BELOW FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF ZIKA IN HIDALGO COUNTY, TEXAS  . . .

Hidalgo County - Department of Health and Human Services
https://tx-hidalgocounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=1032

Twitter - Hidalgo County Health - @hidalgohealth
https://mobile.twitter.com/hidalgohealth

YouTube - HidalgoCountyTx
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6TaYtcc4hbJPaXt6SHmyyQ

 

 

 

krgv.com - February 28, 2017

MCALLEN – The Hidalgo County Health and Human Services and the city of McAllen were unable to determine where a patient contracted the Zika virus.

The county health officials said the results from the investigation into the Zika case came back inconclusive. They couldn’t determine if it was a localized case. They are waiting for results from the CDC.

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Hidalgo County and City of McAllen Press Conference Update on Zika Case Investigation - February 28, 2017

Officials with the Hidalgo County Health Department as well as the City of McAllen Health and Code Enforcement Department announced updates in the Zika case investigation in the city of McAllen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyLyO_l2FBs

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