Newsclip®: [Health] Health officials say local spread of Zika 'likely' in Texas - Houston Chronicle

"AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has identified 33 cases of the Zika virus that all have been associated with overseas travel, but the virus is expected to begin spreading locally within the state during the sweaty upcoming summer months, top health officials said Tuesday. Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt told a Texas Senate health panel that potential hot zones include Dallas, Houston, the Gulf Coast and the Rio Grande Valley. Peter Hotez, a task force member and pediatrician and microbiologist at the Baylor College of Medicine, said that while he was never worried about a widespread Ebola outbreak in Texas, he does worry about one occurring with Zika.", www.chron.com


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