Houston Residents Beware of the Zika Virus

The City of Houston is taking the Zika Virus very seriously. The Houston Health Department held a planning meeting on January 29th with Harris County and our regional partners, including blood banks, healthcare providers, petrochemical companies, mosquito control specialists, and others to begin developing plans for pre-emptively preparing for and preventing the transmission of Zika virus in the Houston-area. The City will continue coordinating with regional, state and federal partners to prevent the virus. The virus is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The infection is usually mild, lasts from several days to...

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