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Understanding Zika Virus Symptoms and How It Spreads

Health officials Tuesday confirmed three new cases of the Zika virus in Greater Houston, bringing the total of known cases in the region to seven. Meanwhile, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the CDC confirmed a patient there acquired the virus through sex (it’s usually spread through mosquito bites). These developments coincided with […]

Health officials Tuesday confirmed three new cases of the Zika virus in Greater Houston, bringing the total of known cases in the region to seven. Meanwhile, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the CDC confirmed a patient there acquired the virus through sex (it’s usually spread through mosquito bites).

These developments coincided with the World Health Organization declaring the Zika virus an international emergency.

We learn the latest information about this virus, its spread and its symptoms from Dr. Scott Weaver, director of UTMB’s Institute of Human Infections and Immunity.

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