Texas health officials on Monday reported the state’s first case of Zika likely spread by local mosquitoes, making Texas the second state to report local transmission of the virus that has been linked to birth defects. Florida’s Miami Dade County has been battling Zika within local mosquito populations since mid-summer. As of today, the state has had 238 cases of locally transmitted Zika. Most Southern states, including Louisiana, are vulnerable to an invasion of Zika-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
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