5th case of Zika virus in City of Houston

One day after a case of the Zika virus was confirmed in Fort Bend County by the Health & Human Services department, a fifth case of it is confirmed by the City of Houston Health Department. That patient is a woman between the ages of 45 and 50 who traveled to Guatemala in January. The Centers for Disease Control and Protection documented her case on Feb. 25.

Cases of the Zika virus were confirmed in four people in Harris County.

Protect yourself from mosquitoes by remembering the four D's:

- DUSK/DAWN are the times of day you should try to stay indoors. This is when infected mosquitoes are most active.

- DRESS in long sleeves and pants when you're outside. For extra protection, you may want to spray thin clothing with repellent.

- DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) is an ingredient to look for in your insect repellent. Follow label instructions, and always wear repellent when outdoors. Reapply as you would with suncreen, after sweating and swimming.

- DRAIN standing water in your backyard and neighborhood - old tires, flowerpots, and clogged rain gutters. These are mosquito-breeding sites.

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