First case of Zika virus reported in Fort Bend County (Fort Bend Star)

Photo Courtesy of Fort Bend Star

Photo Courtesy of Fort Bend Star

By Theresa D. McClellan

There is only one confirmed case of the Zika virus in Fort Bend County and more than 20 in neighboring Harris County.

All the cases were acquired through travel, according to authorities. But in their efforts to keep on top of the situation, the Houston Health Department is now able to test for the virus in people living in Houston and 17 surrounding counties, according to Kathy Barton, chief public affairs officer for the Houston Health Department.

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