Mosquitofish Inexpensive Ally In Zika Virus FightA mosquito's natural enemy is becoming a popular ally in the fight against the West Nile and Zika viruses. The tiny mosquitofish, or gambusia affinis, feasts on mosquito larvae.
Dallas Has Plans To Prevent Zika Virus OutbreakLots of rain means lots of mosquitoes. Dallas County Health Department announces an early start to mosquito season. Spencer Lockwood with Dallas County Mosquito Control says this year, Zika Virus is a top concern.
CDC Says Zika Virus Undoubtedly Causes Birth DefectsHealth officials on Wednesday said that there is no longer any doubt that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects. Experts had previously been cautious about making a definitive link.
Things To Know About GMO Mosquito Test ProposalThe spread of the Zika virus in Latin America is giving a boost to a British biotech firm's proposal to deploy a genetically modified mosquito to try to stop transmission of the disease.
Study Supports Linking Zika Virus To Brain Birth DefectA lab study has found that the Zika virus can infect embryonic cells that help form the brain, adding to the evidence that the mosquito-borne virus causes a serious birth defect.
Officials: Zika Virus Case Confirmed In Tarrant CountyOfficials have confirmed the first case of a patient having Zika virus in Tarrant County.
CDC: 14 More Reports Of Possible Zika Spread Through Sex In U.S.The 14 cases all involve men who visited areas with Zika outbreaks, and who may have infected their female sex partners, who had not traveled to those areas.
Zika Has Dallas Getting Early Start On Mosquito PlanThe city’s public education campaign will begin in March. Typically, the city waits until May when mosquito trapping and testing begins.
Zika Concerns May Prompt Dallas To Begin Mosquito Spraying EarlyThe city of Dallas is looking to start is mosquito abatement program by March 1st instead of waiting until mosquito season official starts in April.
Methodist Richardson Medical Center Zika ForumMethodist Richardson Medical Center is holding a Zika forum Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Methodist Richardson wants the public to know what precautions to take, the latest travel warnings, and what questions to ask their doctors.
Dallas County Can Now Do Zika Virus TestingA faster way for North Texans to get Zika virus test results begins Monday, now that the DCHHS is able to perform the tests on their own, rather than having samples sent off to the CDC.
Living With People They Bite, Zika Mosquitoes Hard To FightMosquito control agencies in U.S. cities and counties say they are taking advance steps to combat the Zika virus ahead of the typical springtime breeding season.