American diagnosed with Zika virus after traveling to Latin America
HOUSTON, Texas – It is a virus the Centers for Disease Control have been watching closely for months, but now health officials say an American has been diagnosed with the Zika virus.
Initially, the virus was thought to be harmless, but now experts say it may lead to a deadly birth defect called microcephaly.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Houston’s first case of travel-acquired Zika virus.
The virus is spread through the bite of mosquitoes.
At this point, health experts say it is only a matter of time before the virus begins circulating in the United States.