May 26, 2016

Even though Zika virus-infected mosquitoes haven’t been detected yet in South Texas, The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) wants to remind our generous donors to stay safe and help us “beat Zik” this summer.

Because the main mosquito that can carry the virus, the Aedes aegypti, can only travel 200-400 yards, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we don’t expect waves of infected mosquitoes crossing the border and invading our state, biting people along the way.