Zika Virus Confirmed in Tarrant County

Zika Virus Confirmed in Tarrant County

mosquito    On thursday the Tarrant County Public Health Department confirmed the first case of the imported Zika Virus in the county. The person infected had travelled to a Carribean country. There are not been any cases confirmed to be transmitted by mosquitoes in Texas.

The Zika virus is typically spread when an infected mosquito bites a human. It is very dangerous to pregnant women. The most common symptoms of the Zika Virus are red eyes, fever, rash and joint pains. The illness usually lasts for several days up to 2 weeks.

Treatment is limited since there are currently no vaccine available.  Prevention is your best treatment for the Zika virus, avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. They are more active during the early morning and later in the evening.