EDINBURG — The first locally-transmitted case of Zika in Hidalgo County for 2017 has been confirmed by local and state health officials.

Health officials believe the infection likely originated from a mosquito bite the Hidalgo County resident received in South Texas, according to a news release by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The person has not traveled out of the area recently.

The county has conducted more than 6,000 Zika tests since April, when the Texas Department of Health Services revised its Zika testing recommendations ­— it recommended that Zika testing become a routine part of prenatal care for women in six South Texas counties.

No other locally-transmitted Zika infections have been identified in Hidalgo County this year, and officials believe this may be an isolated case.

Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Chief Administrative Officer Eduardo Olivares said the county will continue to take proactive measures to prevent the spread of Zika, including eliminating areas of standing water and clearing overgrown lots, which are mosquito breeding areas.