The return of warm weather in Texas means more time outdoors with family and friends.
Warm weather also means the return of mosquitoes, including mosquitoes that could carry the Zika virus.
The Texas Department of State Health Services says whether you’re planning a backyard picnic or spring break vacation, the first step to prevent the spread of Zika is preventing mosquito bites.
According to DSHS, it’s important to wear EPA-approved insect repellent and use screens on doors and windows to protect yourself and your loved ones from the Zika virus.
DSHS says people should take these simple steps to protect themselves from mosquitoes that could be carrying the Zika virus:
If you’re planning a trip, learn more about where Zika is being spread, visit http://texaszika.org/travelers.htm
For more information about Zika, please visit http://texaszika.org/prevention.htm.
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