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DSHS Zika News Releases

April 02, 2018
HEALTH ALERT - Updated Zika Testing Guidelines

December 07, 2017
Cases show Zika concern persists in South Texas

August 24, 2017
Texas Adds Three Counties to Enhanced Zika Testing Recommendations
HEALTH ALERT - Enhanced Zika Disease Surveillance and Modified Testing Guidelines

July 26, 2017
Health officials find probable local Zika infection

June 08, 2017
Binational forum in El Paso to address Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases

May 04, 2017
Dr. Hellerstedt, Governor Abbott Call on Local Officials to Take Action Against Zika

April 07, 2017
Zika Risk in Texas Rises with Temperatures
HEALTH ALERT - Zika Testing Urged in Pregnant Women and Symptomatic Individuals in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

December 22, 2016
Additional Locally-Acquired Zika Case in Cameron County

December 14, 2016
Public Health Officials Outline Zika Testing Guidance

December 09, 2016
Texas Announces Additional Local Zika Cases in Cameron County

November 28, 2016
Texas Announces Local Zika Virus Case in Rio Grande Valley

October 14, 2016
DSHS Reminds Pregnant Women who Travel to Mexico about Zika Testing
HEALTH ALERT - Zika Testing in Pregnant Women

October 03, 2016
State Health Officials Urge Zika Testing in Rio Grande Valley
HEALTH ALERT - Enhanced Zika Disease Surveillance in High-Risk Area

August 15, 2016
Texas Zika Illness Linked to Miami Travel

August 09, 2016
Infant death in Texas linked to Zika

August 03, 2016
Texas on Alert for Local Zika, Urges Precautions

July 13, 2016
Baby Born in Texas With Microcephaly Linked to Zika

July 01, 2016
Texas Strengthens Zika Efforts as Threat Persists

May 27, 2016
State Campaign Focuses on Protection against Zika

March 03, 2016
Texas Takes Aim at Zika Virus

February 02, 2016
DSHS Reports First Locally Acquired Zika Case

last updated May 31, 2018