• October 25, 2020

Tags : zika

El Paso DPH Observes National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

In observance of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, the Public Health and Environmental Services Departments are teaming up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent mosquito bites, and mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus, Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika. Mayor Dee Margo and City Council will proclaim Wednesday, June 27, 2018 “Zika […]Read More

Mosquitoes Trapped in El Paso Test Positive for West Nile

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has been notified that one of several mosquito pools collected here have tested positive for West Nile Virus. “When it comes to West Nile virus it is never really a question of ‘if’ we can expect to see the disease locally, but rather ‘when”, said Robert […]Read More

Department of Health: Zika Prevention Season Begins Now

With the arrival of spring and the increase of people and businesses watering, the Public Health Department reminds everyone to be mindful of mosquitoes. “We have lived with West Nile virus making the rounds in El Paso for many years,” said Public Health Director Robert Resendes. “Now we’re also trying to prevent locally-acquired cases of […]Read More

$420,000 Grant Funds Study on What Makes Humans Susceptible to

Haoquan Wu, Ph.D., associate professor in the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM), has received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) to study the mosquito-borne virus Zika. “Zika virus outbreaks pose a serious health challenge worldwide,” says Wu. “However, very little is known about this virus, […]Read More

UTEP Researchers Use Winter Season to Analyze Summer Mosquito Data

Winter may bring a decrease in mosquitos to the Borderland, but that doesn’t stop the research from happening inside UTEP’s Mosquito Ecology and Surveillance Laboratory (MESL). The research, led by Doug Watts, Ph.D., is of critical importance to local health experts, but is now gaining national attention with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]Read More

El Paso Dept of Pubic Health: Third Travel-Associated Case of

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today the confirmation of the third travel-related case of Zika virus in the area. A pregnant woman in her mid-30s tested positive for the virus following travel to South America. “This report comes during a time when our weather seems to be cooling down,” […]Read More

Fourth West Nile Case Reported in El Paso Area

A fourth case of West Nile virus has been reported to the City of El Paso Department of Public Health. The patient is a man in his 30’s who lives in the Lower Valley. “With both West Nile and Zika viruses posing a threat to our community’s health, we want to make sure that residents […]Read More

Health Department announces First Case of Zika in El Paso;

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health announced Monday afternoon that an El Pasoan contracted the Zika virus after traveling to the Greater Miami area. During a news conference, officials say the man traveled to Miami area, contracted the Zika virus while there and then returned to El Paso.  Officials added that the […]Read More