Currently, there are no reports of any mosquitoes in the continental U.S. carrying the virus. Zika only exists here because of travelers who have gone to countries with active Zika virus transmission, were bitten by a mosquito Zika carrier, and then returned to the U.S. Zika is only transferred from human to human through sexual contact, infected blood products, and from pregnant mother to baby.
The CDC is making a strong recommendation to take extra precautions this summer to avoid getting any mosquito bites. If a mosquito bites someone who is infected with Zika, they can become a carrier and pass it on to offspring—in which case, the virus will spread faster in the U.S.
This particular species also transmits Dengue and Chikungunya viruses, but are not carriers of West Nile
It only takes a teaspoon of water for mosquitoes to breed.
Abnormally small head size in babies
Immune system attacks nerves, causes severe muscle weakness
DRESS in light colored, long-sleeved, loose fitting clothes
DRAIN standing water
DEET or use other EPA-recommended insect repellents
The state of Texas has 32 Zika virus cases
Only two people in the Austin/Travis County area have tested positive for Zika
There are no reported severe illnesses, hospitalizations, or deaths
No existing vaccines, cures, or accepted treatment
Conjunctivitis (red eyes)
1.Domestic containers (buckets, dog bowls, etc.)
2.Flower pot plates/trays
3.Ornamental containers (flower vases)
4.Plants (hardened soil and plant axils)