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Health officials find probable Zika infection in Texas

Health officials find probable Zika infection in Texas

People throughout the Rio Grande Valley and Texas should continue to protect themselves from mosquito bites by -Using EPA-approved insect repellent every time they go outside -Using air condition or window and door screens that are in good fix to keep mosquitoes out.

NEA said it conducted preventive inspections - to detect and destroy any potential mosquito habitats - in the vicinity before the cluster was found.

Residents and stakeholders are urged to maintain vigilance and continue to eliminate mosquito breeding habitats, as there could be asymptomatic or mild, undiagnosed cases which might result in further transmission of the virus if there are mosquitoes in the vicinity. The members of the public are advised to apply mosquito repellent as a precaution and to seek medical attention if they are unwell, especially with symptoms such as fever and rash.

There were 224 cases of local Zika transmission the U.S. last year, concentrated in Florida and Texas, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.




TAP HERE for more information about Zika in Texas. Reports said that both these areas are located at the Serangoon Garden area. Zika can cause severe birth defects in babies of some women infected during pregnancy.

Health officials still advise pregnant or women who are expecting to be pregnant to avoid countries where the disease is most prominent.

In cases of adults, Zika infections have been linked to a rare neurological syndrome known as Guillain-Barre and other neurological disorders as well.

Health officials say there is no evidence of Zika-infected mosquitoes in Wisconsin.


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