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Bexar County Launches Fight Against Zika Virus Early

Although there are no confirmed cases of mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus in Bexar County, the Department of Public Works is taking no chances. 

"We started our program early this year," says Renee Green, the director of public works for Bexar County. "We’re stepping up our larvacide treatments, and we’ve also got two different traps that we’re working with the state on. Both traps we’ll use to collect mosquitoes and send them to the state for testing, as well as give us an indication of where we might see high concentrations of mosquitoes."

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Credit James Gathany / CDC

Green says the county hopes to set traps in the next two weeks, and that fogging for mosquitoes will begin a month early on April 1.