What do I need to know about Zika and other viruses?

Collin County Health Care Services confirmed in May 2016 a positive, travel-related case of the Zika virus in a Frisco resident. The Texas Department of State Health Services website encourages people to use caution when traveling in regions and countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. DSHS recommends the following steps to avoid mosquito bites.

Check out the website for the Centers for Disease Control for more information about Zika virus and other mosquito viruses. For more information, contact the City of Frisco’s Health & Food Safety Division of the Development Services Department at 972-292-5304 or go to www.FriscoTexas.gov/WNV . Experts says Zika virus symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes that may persist up to a week. 

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1. What is the City of Frisco doing about mosquito viruses?
2. How can I protect myself to reduce the risk of mosquito bites?
3. Will the City of Frisco treat areas on private property?
4. I see standing water in a drainage easement next to my property. What should I do?
5. Does the City of Frisco spray for mosquitoes?
6. When the City does spray, what area(s) will be sprayed and at what times?
7. How will the city alert the public of areas to be sprayed?
8. What is known about the effects on dogs and cats?
9. How can I find out what cases have been confirmed?
10. What is the chemical the third-party contractor would use when spraying?
11. Can I request that my residence / neighborhood be sprayed?
12. What precautions should I take when the city does spray?
13. Can the applicator turn off the sprayer at my house if I request so?
14. I live behind / just outside the radius circle noted. Will my house receive overspray?
15. I jog at night. What do I do if I see the fogging truck?
16. Will the chemicals affect my car, patio furniture, or pool water?
17. What do I need to know about Zika and other viruses?
18. What are the symptoms of West Nile virus?