10 pregnant women in Texas test positive for Zika

Preliminary tests have indicated 10 pregnant women in Dallas County have Zika infections, according to The Dallas Morning News.

On Tuesday, Zachary Thompson, the director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, reported the news to the Dallas County Commissioners Court, according to the Morning News. All instances of infection are travel-related.

"We don't want a localized case," said Mr. Thompson. "It's not if we're going to have one but when we're going to have one. And what impact that's going to have on our residents, especially the fear among pregnant women."

As of June 9 in the U.S., three infants have been born with Zika-related birth defects and three pregnancies were lost due to miscarriages or abortions incited by birth defects caused by Zika.

To find out where Zika has been reported in the U.S. as of June 17, click here.

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