As the weather gets warmer, mosquito activity starts to increase. The best protection against the Zika Virus and other mosquito borne illnesses during this time, is to prevent mosquito breeding and bites. With local transmission in Texas, all residents, especially pregnant women should continue to take precautions and follow the updated guidance issued by DSHS and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
To learn more about protection, prevention and testing guidance, visit
TexasZika.org. Not only does the website have a wealth of information about the virus in Texas, but it has a number of
materials to order such as posters, push cards, and fact sheets available in various languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Creole, Tagalog, and Urdu.