What you need to know about a Zika virus outbreak in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas — A health care worker at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Austin has tested positive for Zika virus, according to state officials.
The state health department said Wednesday that the worker, who was not identified, tested positive on Sept. 15.
It said the worker did not have symptoms of Zika, and was tested at the same time as the other workers who have tested positive, including one who has not tested positive.
A total of 10 people tested positive in Texas so far, including two Texas residents.
Health officials said that the state is working with Texas health authorities to determine the extent of the outbreak.
Greg Abbott issued a statement saying, “The Governor has been monitoring the spread of the virus and is confident that the health and safety of our citizens is being protected.
The Governor and his Cabinet are working to find the appropriate resources to address the spread and to protect the health of Texans.”