Texas reports Zika microcephaly; CDC says Olympic risk low | CIDRAP

Texas’s first Zika-linked microcephaly caseThe Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) said in a news release that it received lab confirmation of a past Zika infection in a baby who was recently born with microcephaly in Harris County. Neither the mother nor baby is infectious, and the case poses no risk to Texas residents, the agency said.In a separate statement from Harris County Public Health (HCPH), officials said Zika test results for the mother were inconclusive, but the infant’s results were definitive, suggesting that the mother was probably infected while she was pregnant, presumably in Latin America.Umair Shah, MD, MPH, HCPH’s executive director, said in the statement, “Microcephaly is one of the worst tragedies related to Zika virus infection. We are sad to report that we now have our first case of Zika-associated microcephaly and our hearts go out to the family.”

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