Health Concerns and Safeguards for Residents

Zika Virus

Most cases of Zika in Texas are related to travel abroad to places where Zika is being spread. It is primarily transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. There is currently no vaccine or treatment for Zika. The primary control for Zika is preventative measures. Learn more by visiting Texas Health and Human Services and also by checking out the following links:

Simple Steps for Texans to Prevent Zika

Zika: What to Know Before You Travel

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West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is a seasonal epidemic of the summer months, just like influenza is to winter. West Nile Virus can be transmitted year-round whenever mosquitoes are biting, which is why it is best to protect yourself all year.

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Prevention is a key component. There is no way to predict what a mosquito season will be like, which means that everyone needs to do what they can to eliminate breeding sites around their homes, as well as use repellent and dress appropriately if they are outdoors whereever mosquitoes are most active.

WNV Prevention Tips (PDF)

WNV Updates from Tarrant County Public Health

WNV Interactive Map from Tarrant County Public Health