EPA Approves Release Of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes In Texas Next YearThe mosquito, named OX5034, was altered to produce female offspring that die in the larval stage, well before hatching and growing large enough to bite and spread disease.
First 2017 Texas Case Of Local Zika Transmission ReportedTexas health officials have reported what they believe to be the state's first case this year of local Zika virus transmission.
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
Texas Wins $5 Million Federal Grant To Combat Zika VirusGov. Greg Abbott said the money was awarded as part of supplemental Zika funding approved by Congress to increase preparedness and response efforts.
Tarrant County Resident Who Visited Miami Contracts ZikaThis is the second case reported in Texas that involved travel to an affected area of Florida.
GOP Faces Choices On Zika Funding, Government Shutdown, Impeaching IRS ChiefCongress' Republican leaders are facing decisions on averting a federal shutdown, containing the Zika virus and impeaching the head of the IRS.
Congress Returns From Vacation With Long To-Do List, But Little Chance Of ActionLawmakers will have a little more than four weeks beginning Tuesday before they are scheduled to leave town again before the election.
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 Sprays for Mosquitoes Near Zika Patient's HomeThe City of Denton targeted the yards of 22 homes to spray where mosquitoes could breed after a resident returned from Puerto Rico with the Zika virus.
Orlando Theme Parks Give Free Bug Spray To Ease Zika WorriesOrlando's major theme parks are now offering free bug repellant to visitors as concerns about mosquito-transmitted Zika virus mount in 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 Calls For Zika Testing Of All Blood DonationsThe Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika.