BREITBART — HOUSTON, Texas — A woman from El Salvador who now lives in Houston has tested positive for the Zika virus. A representative from the center where she is receiving care said it is unknown whether the woman contacted the virus through a bite from a mosquito or sexual contact.
The woman is the first pregnant woman in the Legacy Community Health Center’s system that has the Zika virus, reported KHOU11 in Houston. As reported by Breitbart Texas in February, health professionals from just this one clinic in Houston said they were screening about 300 pregnant women per day for the Zika virus. About half of these women are from countries where the Zika virus has been prevalent. The latest report from the center says they are still screening about 300 persons per day.
The Zika virus is prolific in El Salvador. The woman came to Houston from the country earlier this year.
Dr. Natalie Vanek from the Legacy Community Health clinic told the CBS affiliate in Houston in February, “We have a lot of patients that come back and forth from these endemic areas, so we feel it’s something that we need to do for our patients.” Vanek is an infectious disease specialist.
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