Second Zika case reported in Smith County this year

Published on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 09:43 - Written by

A second case of Zika virus has been reported in Smith County so far this year , according to the latest data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The state agency provides updates every Tuesday on the number of Zika virus disease cases in Texas by the patient’s county of residence, and as of the week ending April 7, 10 Zika cases have been reported for 2017.

The first case was reported in Smith County in March. Cameron County also has reported two cases, and Bexar, Brazoria, Collin, Dallas, Denton and Lubbock counties all have reported one case, according to state data.

Detailed information about the local case was not immediately available.

Smith County also reported one Zika case in 2016. In that case, a Smith County resident was believed to have contracted the virus while traveling out of the country to an area where the Zika virus is prevalent.

Texas saw a total of 317 Zika cases reported for 2015 and 2016.

- Staff reports