NewDelhi, June 16: Zika virus has made its entry in the United States with six pregnant women who were tested positive for the mosquito-borne disease in Texas.
The spokesman of Legacy Community Health on Thursday said that all of the women have since delivered their babies, but it is not yet known if any of the children were born with the birth defects that can be caused by the virus, reports Xinhua news agency.
The women were initially tested at the Legacy Community Health, a south-east Texas network of clinics.
According to the Centres for Disease Control, these women contracted the virus while travelling south of the border.
Ann Barnes, Legacy’s chief medical officer said in the statement: “The threat of Zika is lower this year than last in our hemisphere, but as our six latest cases show, pregnant women in Texas should remain vigilant.”