Texas on High Alert For Local Zika Transmission

The mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause birth defects and is now spreading in the US and Latin America
Texas officials say they are on high alert, concerned that Zika transmission by local mosquitoes is imminent, largely in response to the outbreak in Florida. On Wednesday, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) urged all Texans to follow public health prevention guidelines, especially pregnant women whose unborn babies are most at risk when infected with Zika.