Texas health authorities said a Brownsville woman has become infected with Zika, a case that could make the south Texas city the second place in the continental United States where the mosquito-borne virus is spreading locally.
Federal and state health officials have reported that contact with bodily fluids, such as tears and saliva, may transmit the Zika virus.
Scientists trying to predict the future path of Zika say that 2.6 billion people living in parts of Asia and Africa could be at risk of infection.
In the U.S. and its territories, there are now more than 10,000 reported cases of Zika, including 1,220 pregnant women with lab-confirmed infections.
Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science. It may sound bizarre, but researchers are planning just such a study.
Federal health authorities on Monday urged pregnant women not to visit a South Florida neighborhood where new cases of the Zika virus have emerged.
An expert addresses preventative measures that should be considered in the United States during the summer of 2016 to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.