Mosquito Season Returns With Zika ConcernsIt’s important to wear insect repellent and use screens on doors and windows to protect yourself and your loved ones from the Zika virus.
North Texas Mosquito Season Means Battling West Nile & ZikaIt’s the first week of May and the start of mosquito season in North Texas. According to health officials, there are different safety concern this year because doctors are dealing with two dangerous viruses – West Nile and Zika.
Zika Testing Advised For Pregnant Women In 6 Texas CountiesThe Texas Department of State Health Services said Friday it's recommending testing for women in their first and second trimesters in Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Webb, Willacy and Zapata counties.
Use Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Considered In South TexasOfficials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus.
Doctors Tie Zika Virus To Heart Problems In Some AdultsFor the first time, doctors have tied infection with the Zika virus to possible new heart problems in adults. A report last June describes heart problems that have been seen from other viruses spread by mosquitoes
New Mosquito Trap Smart Enough To Keep Just The Bad BugsA new high-techmosquito trap is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape — and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite.
Child Born In Austin Area With Microcephaly Has Zika VirusAustin health officials say a child born in Travis County with microcephaly has the Zika virus.
CDC Issues South Texas Warning For Pregnant Women Over Zika Concerns Pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Brownsville, Texas, because of concerns about mosquitoes there spreading the Zika virus, federal health officials said Wednesday.
First Zika Case Transmitted By Mosquito In Texas ConfirmedThe Texas Department of State Health Services said Monday the patient is a resident of Cameron County, located on the border the state shares with Mexico.
Congress Returns To Battle Over Zika, Keep Government OpenLawmakers returning to Washington after a seven-week break picked up right where they left off — feuding about legislation to battle the mosquito-borne Zika virus and deadlocked over the defense budget.
Poll: Half Of Americans Wary Of Travel To U.S. Zika ZonesA new poll on Americans' healthcare attitudes finds almost half are wary of traveling to places in the U.S. where people have been infected with the Zika virus by mosquitoes, such as parts of Florida.
Denton County Taking Zika Virus Fight Door-To-DoorFirefighters in Denton went door-to-door this weekend asking permission to hand-spray near homes in a neighborhood off Buena Vista, near Teasley and Hickory Creek.
FDA Advises Zika Screening For All U.S. Blood CentersThe FDA wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika, an expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus. Previously, the requirement was limited to Puerto Rico and two Florida counties.
Clinton Proposes New Federal Fund To Fight ZikaAs the Zika virus continues to spread, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is proposing a new fund to improve the federal government's response to major public health crises.
Two More Zika Cases Found In Dallas CountyDallas County health officials have identified two more cases of Zika virus in the county, bringing the total number of cases to 26.