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Dengue fever, Chikungunya virus and Zika virus.

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According to The Houston Chronicle,

Texas reported its first likely locally-transmitted case of the Zika virus yesterday (November 28th), with someone infected from a mosquito bite within the state. Florida had previously been the only U.S. state with locally-transmitted cases of the mosquito-borne disease. Health officials say that the woman who was infected in Texas is a resident of Brownsville, which is on the border with Mexico. Most infected people don’t get sick from Zika, although it can cause a mild illness, with fever, rash and joint pain. But it can cause severe brain-related birth defects if a pregnant woman is infected.

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