Angelina County has reported a second case of Zika virus. There are also confirmed cases in Upshur, Gregg and Rusk County.
There are now 237 reported cases of Zika in Texas, and five of those are in the East Texas area.
People who are infected with Zika may have little or no symptoms, the most common being:
- Joint Pain
- Conjunctivis (red eyes)
- Muscle Pain
Symptoms can be mild, and can last for several days.
CDC recommends special precautions for Pregnant Women/or could become Pregnant
Do not travel to an area with Zika
- Do not travel to areas with Zika.
- If you must travel, talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider first and take steps to plan for travel.
- If your sex partner travels to an area with Zika, protect yourself from getting Zika during sex.
What to do if you live in or travel to an area with Zika
- Take steps to prevent mosquito bites.
- Take steps to prevent getting Zika through sex.
- Talk with your doctor or healthcare provider.