The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency.
The virus has been connected to microcephaly, a neurological disorder causing an abnormally small head, sometimes leading to death.
Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent Zika or medicine for treatment.
Dr. Richard Wallace of infectious disease at UT Health Northeast, explains people can take precaution.
“The main thing is teaching people about mosquito, long sleeve shirts. There’s a substance premethin that kills inhibits the mosquito,” Wallace, said.
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