DSHS Updates Zika Testing Recommendations for Rio Grande Valley

As the state prepares for additional local transmission of the Zika virus during the 2017 mosquito season, DSHS is expanding its testing guidance for residents of six South Texas counties. A health alert recommends testing all pregnant residents of Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Webb, Willacy and Zapata counties in both the first and second trimesters of pregnancy and any resident who has a rash plus at least one other common Zika symptom: fever, joint pain or eye redness. Read the news release.


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Last updated April 17, 2017