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South Texans continue to be on the alert for signs of the Zika virus. South Texans continue to be on the alert for signs of the Zika virus.

Health officials say Zika still a concern Video included

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Leaders with the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District are on the offensive when it comes to reminding residents of how to protect themselves against the Zika virus.

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Researchers are developing a vaccine for the ZIKA virus Video included

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Evidence of ZIKA has been detected in 84 countries across the globe. Some people who contract the disease show no symptoms, but others experience problems with their heart or immune system.

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Seven Zika cases confirmed in 2017

(Cropped Photo: James Gathany / CDC / MGN) The Zika virus  is a mosquito-borne virus. (Cropped Photo: James Gathany / CDC / MGN) The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus.
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The Zika virus is back on the radar of Texas state health officials. Seven cases have already been confirmed in 2017.

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About Zika Virus Disease

Photo: James Gathany / CDC / MGN Photo: James Gathany / CDC / MGN

Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). People can also get Zika through sex with an infected man, and the virus can also be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus.

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New Zika study looks at effect on pregnancy in Brazil

(Cropped Photo: James Gathany / CDC / MGN) The Zika virus  is a mosquito-borne virus. (Cropped Photo: James Gathany / CDC / MGN) The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus.
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A new study looks at how the Zika virus has shaped pregnancies in Brazil.

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Texas announces its first locally transmitted Zika case

(Cropped Photo: James Gathany / CDC / MGN) The Zika virus  is a mosquito-borne virus. (Cropped Photo: James Gathany / CDC / MGN) The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus.
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DALLAS (AP) - Texas on Monday reported its first case of Zika virus that likely came from a mosquito bite within the state. Florida is the only other state in the U.S. with locally spread Zika. 

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City-County Health District adds Spanish Zika information hotline number

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The City-County Health District has added a Spanish Zika information hotline number for Nueces County residents. 

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Blood center testing blood donations for Zika

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The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center has officially begun testing blood donations for Zika Virus. Roughly 80% of all carriers of the Zika Virus don't show any symptoms initially, which STBTC believe makes testing blood donations crucial. 

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New Zika hotline number launched

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Questions on the Zika virus? You can now get answers using a new hotline number from the City-County Health District. 

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Fighting the Zika virus: Is bug spray enough?

"Except for oil of lemon eucalyptus, in our tests we didn't find that any of the natural insect repellents worked very well," says Consumer Reports' Trisha Calvo.  "None of them kept mosquitoes away for longer than a hour." "Except for oil of lemon eucalyptus, in our tests we didn't find that any of the natural insect repellents worked very well," says Consumer Reports' Trisha Calvo. "None of them kept mosquitoes away for longer than a hour."
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(NBC News)  With the unofficial start of summer upon us many are concerned about the pending arrival of the mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus. Consumer Reports is out with its list of the most effective insect repellents, which could help keep you safe. 

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  • Preventing the spread of Zika Virus

    Preventing the spread of Zika Virus

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention.The Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

    What we know No vaccine exists to prevent Zika virus disease (Zika). Zika virus is mostly spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Prevent Zika by avoiding mosquito bites.

    What we know No vaccine exists to prevent Zika virus disease (Zika). Zika virus is mostly spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Prevent Zika by avoiding mosquito bites.

  • Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Zika

    Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Zika

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    Symptoms Many people infected with Zika virus won’t have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). 

    Symptoms Many people infected with Zika virus won’t have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). 

  • Information for Pregnant Women concerned about Zika

    Information for Pregnant Women concerned about Zika

    Information for women and families concerned about the risk of contracting Zika during pregnancy, including methods to prevent infection and resources for treatment.

    Information for women and families concerned about the risk of contracting Zika during pregnancy, including methods to prevent infection and resources for treatment.

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