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The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed one case of the Zika virus in Walker County. Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis verified the case was travel-related and contracted outside Walker County.
Like the Texas Governor's office, the City of Huntsville is sharing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and www.TexasZika.org (through the Texas Department of State Health Services) to encourage residents to practice mosquito bite prevention from infectious insects possibly carrying the Zika virus.
Watch the video below to hear Governor Greg Abbott address the issue and how Texas is handling the situation. Be sure to watch the whole video to see a guest appearance by Pancake, the First Dog of Texas, who helps illustrate mosquito bite prevention and protection tips.
Learn more about ways to protect yourself and your family from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/prevent-mosquito-bites.html. For more information, there are additional links available on the City web site at www.huntsvilletx.gov/ReadyHuntsville.
For more information, please contact Butch Davis at 936-435-8740.