Dr. Peter Hotez

Six Pregnant Texas Women Test Positive for Zika

Six pregnant Texas woman tested positive for Zika health officials announced Thursday. The patients hailed from Harris County where, locally, this marked the first cases of the mosquito-borne virus reported this year.

The Zika virus is primarily transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, and also by sexual contact

Texas Sees Bump in Mumps

Public health officials say that Texas has hit its highest number of mumps cases in more than 20 years with multiple outbreaks across the state including cases possibly linked to South Padre Island and spring break travel.

The Associated Press

CDC Awards Texas $10M to Fight Zika

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded nearly $10 million to the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston to study emerging and exotic pathogens such as Zika. This announcement came as Texas reported its sixth locally-transmitted case of the virus.

The Associated Press