Texas health officials are mobilizing to fight a potential outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Lone Star State. Follow the latest updates as officials balance the need to educate the public and track the virus, without causing panic.
Zika is a word that can cause panic for many who remain uninformed about the virus. Learn more about the basics including how the virus can be spread, possible symptoms, and how to protect yourself.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends being upfront and honest talking with your children about Zika – and that means being up-to-date on the facts.
The Centers for Disease Control have created an activity book for parents and health professionals to help educate their children about Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses.
Zika infection is especially dangerous for women who are or may become pregnant; Zika can affect the woman’s fetus and lead to serious birth defects.