KatSafe Information

Last Update: 08/24/2016 11:18 AM

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed one case of the Zika virus in Walker County. Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis verified the case was travel-related and contracted outside Walker County.

The Texas Governor's office, the City of Huntsville and Sam Houston State University are sharing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Texas Department of State Health Services’s website TexasZika.org to encourage residents to practice mosquito bite prevention from infectious insects possibly carrying the Zika virus.

Learn more about ways to protect yourself at the CDC website, at cdc.gov/zika/prevention/prevent-mosquito-bites.html, or for more information, visit the SHSU Health Center website, at shsu.edu/dept/student-health-center, or the City of Huntsville website, at huntsvilletx.gov/ReadyHuntsville.