February 19, 2020
HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas (CBS 4) — A mosquito-borne illness that instilled fear across the country in 2015, slowly made its way to the Rio Grande Valley.
The Zika virus put everyone on high alert, especially expecting mothers wanting to have a healthy baby.
To this day, there is still no cure but there soon could be a way to prevent it, as Doctors Hospital at Renaissance concluded clinical trials on a potential Zika vaccine.
“It was named after the Zika forest in Africa and that is when it was first discovered back in the ’50s. It’s been around for a long time,” said Eddie Olivarez, Health and Human Services Chief Director for Hidalgo County.