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The Source: With Zika In San Antonio, What Should We Know?

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The World Health Organization has declared Zika and its suspected link to birth defects a global health emergency. More than 20 countries in Latin America have reported an outbreak and a rare case of the Zika virus being transmitted through sex has been reported here in Texas.

As the world learns about the virus - many are wondering - what is it? What precautions should I take? What does this mean for my travel plans? Should I fear a common mosquito bite?


  • Hans Heidner, assistant chair of the department of Biology at the University of Texas San Antonio
  • Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor School of Medicine
  • Patrick Ramsey, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist with UT Medicine San Antonio


David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi