Jun 17, 2016
San Angelo Now - On Thursday, the City of Lubbock Health Department announced a case of travel-related Zika virus has been confirmed in a Lubbock County resident. Zika virus, primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, was first discovered in Uganda in 1947. For decades, it was known as a short-lived, relatively mild illness with no long-lasting effects. In September, Brazilian doctors noticed a 1,400 percent spike in congenital brain deformities in a part of Brazil that experienced a Zika outbreak months earlier.
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