Zika Prevention Health Advisory from the CDC

Zika Prevention Health Advisory from the CDC

Monday, August 1, 2016



Protect yourself from mosquitos by practicing the 4 D's:

  • DRAIN standing water
  • Wear insect repellent containing DEET
  • Stay indoors at DUSK and DAWN when mosquitoes are most active
  • DRESS in long sleeves and pants to avoid bites

More tips on mosquito-proofing your home:

  • Use screens on windows and doors
  • Use air conditioning when available
  • Keep mosquitos from laying eggs near standing water


Zika virus is spread to people primarily through mosquito bites. A confirmed case of sexual transmission has also been reported. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus ultimately become ill. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. 

To learn more about Zika in Texas go to: http://www.texaszika.org/

For more precautions, prevention, transmission and general information about Zika, go to http://www.cdc.gov/zika/ 

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