A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension mosquito survey cup used by counties throughout the state as a testing tool for possible carriers of the Zika virus. The cup will be placed in five Young County residences and sent in weekly for testing.
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All Texas counties now testing for Zika virus

The Young County AgriLife Extension office got the job from the state of placing mosquito testing kits around the county to keep a tight watch for the spread of the Zika virus. Young County is one of the 254 Texas counties testing their area for Zika, according to Young County Extension Agent Justin Rogers. There is currently no vaccine or medicine for treating Zika, according the Center for Disease Control,and the virus can potentially be passed from a pregnant woman to her child, causing birth defect or other severe fetal brain defects. “Zika is tied to this microcephaly, this condition ...

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