Texas Border At Risk Of Zika Virus Outbreak

Thoughts of Zika virus might not trouble you much now. An awareness class organized recently but the same saw only a few people coming up to attend the program. However, the news reports are strong that Texas border can face a Zika breakout. The headline was mostly kept till the breakout in South Florida last year; this virus also affected many in the Rip Grande Valley. It is a mosquito-borne virus hence the infection spreads really quick. As the mosquito season is back again, there is a fear of Zika breakout once again. In the valley area, many live in poor condition.

A neighborhood that lacks air conditioning or even windows for that matter will have similar issues.These kinds of settlements reduce the effectiveness of spraying anti-mosquito sprays. There are families who do not have enough money to get rid of the garbage in front of their house. The condition is pretty bad there a lot of families are hence exposed to the risk of Zika. They get transmitted through mosquito bites. Neighborhoods, where the people live near the garbage mosquitoes, are very common. The lack of proper drainage system is also vastly supported by mosquitoes coming up.

Previously the valley reportedly had many dengue cases. This even strengthens the risk of Zika virus spreading through mosquitoes. The specialists say that these poor people are therefore at the maximum chance of getting affected by Zika virus. Once they get affected the treatment is not going to help them much. The worst part is, people are not acutely aware of the Zika Virus. How it spreads, what are the symptoms, etc.. Hence, they are unable to avail any treatments in time. This leads to the worsening of the health condition of the affected person. Government bodies must take some prior action to protect the lives of so many people living in the valley.

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