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One case of Zika virus reported in the Panhandle

One case of Zika virus reported in the Panhandle

Amarillo Globe: Experts anticipate additional people who travel to areas with Zika transmission to be identified over the next few months

Amarillo’s Public Health department has confirmed that Zika virus has been identified in a person only identified as being from Potter or Randall County.

“We anticipate additional people who travel to areas with Zika transmission to be identified over the next few months,” said Public Health Director Casie Stoughton. “It is important for travelers to continue mosquito bite prevention while traveling.”

According to www.texaszika.org, which is managed by the Texas Department of State Health Services, there are 96 reported cases of Zika virus in Texas as of 11 a.m. today. However, a list of counties where Zika has been confirmed does not include Potter or Randall county.

Read more at Amarillo Globe.

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