Zika virus was first discovered in 1947 and is named after the Zika Forest in Uganda. In 1952, the first human cases of Zika were detected and since then, outbreaks of Zika have been reported in tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Because the symptoms of Zika are similar to those of many other diseases, many cases may not have been recognized. As of April 28th, 11 Zika cases have been reported for in Texas for 2017 (with 322 cases reported for 2015 and 2016):

Bexar – 1
Brazoria – 1
Brazos – 1
Cameron – 2
Collin – 1
Dallas – 1
Denton – 1
Lubbock – 1
Smith – 2

For more on the Zika symptoms, risks, and prevention, go to Zika Information