City, County Working Together on Zika

Four cases of Zika confirmed in Bexar county but Mayor Ivy Taylor says none of them were transmitted locally.

She joined several local health officials yesterday to give residents an update on efforts to keep the Zika virus under control.

However, with the discovery that Zika can be transmitted through sexual activity, Metro Health is asking people who have traveled to Zika endemic countries to abstain from sex for 8 weeks after they return.

There’s concern about Zika being transmitted through blood transfusions so South Texas Blood and Tissue ask potential blood donors who may have traveled to those countries to wait 28 days before donating.

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