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Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has received confirmation from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the first Zika virus case acquired through sexual
transmission in Dallas County in 2016.
Zika virus is transmitted to people by mosquitoes and through sexual activity. The most common symptoms of
Zika virus are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms
lasting several days to a week.
DCHHS advises individuals with symptoms to see a healthcare provider if they have visited an area where Zika
virus is present or had sexual contact with a person who traveled to an area where Zika virus is present. There is
no specific medication available to treat Zika virus and there is not a vaccine. The best way to avoid Zika virus is
to avoid mosquito bites and to avoid sexual contact with a person who has Zika virus.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued travel notices for multiple destinations around the world.
How To Personally Protect Yourself Mosquito Borne Disease
Take every precaution to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes if at all possible. Remember the 4 D's: Defend, Dress, Dusk & Dawn, and Drain.
Texas climate is always unpredictable and temperatures vary throughout the seasons. As a result, mosquito season in Texas is year-round. The City of Coppell Environmental Health Department's goal is to begin reducing mosquito populations as early in the season as possible. By eliminating containers, cleaning rain gutters, and maintaining swimming and ornamental pools you can stop the mosquito life cycle in its tracks.
Visit the CDC website
Visit Dallas County Health and Human Services website
CDC Mosquito Bite Prevention Poster