Zika is carried by mosquitoes both in Brownsville and across the border in Mexico. With so many people going back and forth every day, it’s hard to know exactly where they picked Zika up.
The Texas Department of State Health Services identified another Brownsville resident with a locally-acquired case of Zika on Dec. 22nd, bringing the total to 6.
The CDC designated Brownsville a Zika cautionary area for testing and travel guidance with an advisory that applies to pregnant women, women of reproductive age and their sexual partners who live in or visited Brownsville on or after Oct. 29. Pregnant women are urged to postpone trips to the area. Local pregnant women and their partners should take […]
Texas is getting $5 million from the CDC to combat Zika. For protection, individuals can dress in long pants and shirts, wear repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus, and drain standing water around the home.
The Cameron County Health Department reports that four more cases of local Zika transmission have occurred in the same Brownsville neighborhood as the first case reported last month.
Doctors in the Rio Grande Valley have stepped up their observation of pregnant women following the first suspected case of locally-transmitted Zika. There are no advisories yet for pregnant women to avoid the southwest Brownsville neighborhood where the Zika patient lives. That could change if more cases crop up or if tests of mosquitoes turn out […]