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In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, a trap holds mosquitoes at the Dallas County Mosquito Lab in Hutchins, Texas. (LM Otero/AP)
In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, a trap holds mosquitoes at the Dallas County Mosquito Lab in Hutchins, Texas. (LM Otero/AP)
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The Zika virus has claimed its first infant life in Texas, a baby girl who died shortly after birth from effects of the disease.

The Centers for Disease Control has not disclosed how many pregnancies in the U.S. have been affected by the virus, but it has been a significant health threat in Florida.

Here & Now’s Robin Young talks with Helen Branswell, STAT’s infectious diseases and public health reporter, about the spread of Zika in the U.S.

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Helen Branswell, who covers infectious diseases and public health for STAT. She tweets @HelenBranswell.

This segment aired on August 10, 2016.

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