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Zika Virus Information

Zika Virus

 

The two mosquitoes known to carry Zika are Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.  Both of these mosquitoes are common in Texas, including Garland.  These Aedes mosquitoes are active throughout the day and into the evening.  Therefore it is critical to protect against mosquito bites both day and night.  

The Garland Health Department is conducting active surveillance for Zika cases in the population and also conducting field surveillance for the Aedes mosquito in our community.  Any information concerning current Zika cases will be posted on this website.  If you have any further questions concerning Zika, please call the Garland Health Department at 972-205-3460.  If you would like to report standing water, stagnant swimming pools, or an abundance of mosquitoes in your area, this can be reported through the Garland eAssist app or by reporting it to the mosquito hotline at 972-205-3720.  

If you are concerned that you may have Zika and have traveled to a Zika infected area within the last 28 days, please contact your local physician to see if you meet the requirements for Zika testing.

 

Information Sources for Zika

Current map of areas with local transmission of Zika:  http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/index.html

CDC Informative Fact Sheets & Posters:  http://www.cdc.gov/zika/fs-posters/index.html

Center for Disease Control and Prevention:  http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html

World Health Organization:  http://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/zika/en/

Texas Department of State Health Services:  http://www.texaszika.org/

Dallas County Health and Human Services:  http://www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/zika.html