This Fall Keep Up with Zika Prevention

As Texas shifts from the scorching heat of summer to the milder temperatures of fall, know that Zika is still a threat. Your best protection against the Zika virus is to avoid infection by preventing mosquito breeding and mosquito bites. There is no vaccine or treatment for the Zika virus.

Prevent Mosquito Breeding, even During Fall Weather

  • Change water in pet dishes.
  • Rinse and scrub vases and other indoor water containers weekly.
  • Change water in wading pools and bird baths several times a week.
  • Maintain backyard pools and hot tubs.
  • Water lawns and gardens carefully so water does not stand for several days
  • Visit TexasZika.org for more ways to prevent mosquito breeding.


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Last updated October 16, 2017