Zika Virus – Feb. 11, 2016
Texas has 11 cases of Zika virus disease. Nine are travelers who were infected abroad and diagnosed after they returned home. One case involves a Dallas County resident who had sexual contact with someone who acquired the Zika infection while traveling abroad. Case counts by county:
Bexar County – 2
Dallas County – 2
Harris County – 7
Zika is primarily a mosquito-borne virus that can cause fever, rash, muscle and joint aches and pinkeye. Symptoms are usually mild, and most people exposed to Zika virus won’t develop any symptoms at all. There have been reports of microcephaly and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant.
Note: Zika case data for Texas will be updated weekdays by 11 a.m.
Texas Zika Virus
DSHS News Releases
CDC Zika Virus
Flu Surveillance – Feb. 1, 2016
Texas is in the midst of flu season, and DSHS is currently reporting “minimal” levels of flu-like illness in the state, and the geographic spread of influenza is “regional.” DSHS encourages people who have yet to be vaccinated against the flu season not to wait any longer to protect themselves and their family and get vaccinated today.
2015-2016 Flu News Release
Latest Available DSHS Weekly Flu Surveillance Report
Historical DSHS Flu Surveillance Reports