Even a relatively mild Zika outbreak in the United States could result in more than $183 million in medical costs and productivity losses, while a more-severe outbreak could cost $1.2 billion, according to a computational analysis led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The CCCHD said in a release it will continue to educate the community regarding preventative measures, monitor the mosquito population, and control the mosquito population by reducing the breeding habitat.
The Health District requests assistance from the public in eliminating standing water.
This change is being made because CDC's Zika testing guidance for pregnant women relies, in part, on a test [Zika virus Immunoglobulin M (IgM) ELISA] to detect Zika antibodies or proteins that the body makes to fight Zika infections.
The money will be used to survey and control mosquitoes that can transmit West Nile or Zika viruses.
Prevent sexual transmission of Zika by using condoms or not having sex. He centered on five Southeastern states and Texas with the most Zika carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and most likely to have an outbreak.
Experts estimated the potential impact of epidemics of various sizes in five Southeastern states and Texas, the USA locations most populated by Aedes aegypti, the mosquito most likely to carry the disease. Eighty percent of those infected do not have any symptoms.
"But our model shows it is very likely that preventing an epidemic - or at least finding ways to slow one down - would save money, especially since epidemics like Zika have hidden costs that aren't always considered", he added. The best way to prevent diseases spread by mosquitoes is to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers. They should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites.
Treat your clothing and gear with permethrin or buy pre-treated items.
Do not use insect repellents on babies younger than 2 months old.
Sleep under a mosquito bed net if air conditioned or screened rooms are not available or if sleeping outdoors. Women who live in areas with a CDC Zika travel notice and who have never been infected with Zika virus are at continued risk of getting Zika.