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Series: Preparing For Zika In Texas

Wendy Rigby
Texas Public Radio
Texas Public Radio produced a series of reports to inform listeners about the threat of Zika and what doctors, health authorities and researchers were doing to combat the threat.

The threat of the Zika virus dominated the news for much of 2016. The story is important to South Texans who live in a subtropical climate and in close proximity to Mexico, putting the community at greater risk of contracting the disease.

In a series of reports, Texas Public Radio's Wendy Rigby examines developments from San Antonio to Brownsville, where health authorities reported the first cases of Zika acquired from local mosquitoes.

Click on the titles to hear and read the reports:

Zika Threat Heightens Stress For Expectant Mothers In South Texas

Zika Screening Of Blood Donations Already Underway In South Texas

SA Scientists Developing Animal Models For Zika Testing

Brownsville Zika Case Sparks Door-To-Door Visits

Rio Grande Zika Case Prompts Prenatal Caution

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.