From Corsicana Daily Sun
June 19, 2018
The time is here and so are the mosquitoes. And with mosquitoes comes mosquito-borne viruses such as the Zika virus. It is crucial to take preventative measures when spending time outdoors to protect yourself from the dangers of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.
We’ve all been victim of mosquitoes and the red, itchy bumps they leave behind. Unfortunately, mosquito bites can also become dangerous as the Zika virus has made its way into the United States.
The Zika virus is primarily spread through the bite of an Aedes mosquito. The mosquitoes become infected after biting a human who has the virus, which then allows the virus to be spread to other humans with each bite that the mosquito makes. According to the Center for Disease Control, 662 Zika virus cases were reported in 2017, with Texas being one of the hardest hit states.