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Zika Virus Protection and Prevention

posted Jun 18, 2018, 6:39 AM by Joel Parker

Mosquito activity increases with warmer weather, and so does the threat of these illnesses. Pregnant women are particularly at risk of Zika; the virus can cause birth defects in unborn infants. Following this letter are steps to help prevent mosquito-borne illnesses. We ask that you share this information with students, staff and the public.

Additionally, TexasZika.org has free information and materials in English and Spanish, including fact sheets and posters, that you can download or order in printed form.  The Zika communications toolkit found there has newsletter copy, social media content, and more. We encourage you to use these materials to help educate your communities.

The website also has website banners and other shareable graphics; please post and share these images on your school websites and social media platforms. The same simple steps outlined there to prevent Zika will be effective against all mosquito-borne diseases.

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