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SA Metro Health Reports 19th Zika Case

Wendy Rigby
Texas Public Radio
SA Metro Health still advisis mosquito repellent and mosquito abatement measures to cut down on the risk of acquiring the Zika virus.

A nineteenth case of Zika has been detected in Bexar County. Like the 18 other cases, this infection was acquired abroad.

Despite cooling temperatures, mosquitoes breed year-round here.

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is advising everyone to protect themselves against mosquito bites.

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Last week, Texas became the second state after Florida to report a Zika infection thought to have originated from a local mosquito bite. That was in Brownsville.

Wendy Rigby is a San Antonio native who has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. She spent two decades at KENS-TV covering health and medical news. Now, she brings her considerable background, experience and passion to Texas Public Radio.