Men in Black Mesquito Program
Every Three Weeks – For Three Months
We will treat the yard for mosquitoes every 3 weeks for 3 months for $195.
The program can be renewed for an additional 3 months at the same price.
Protect your family from mosquitoes.
The Zika Virus in Texas and the United States
The Zika virus has been linked to Guillain-Barré syndrome. According to Wise (2016) the Zika virus has not only been associated with birth defects but with Guillain-Barre. Guillain-Barre syndrome results in the immune system attacking nerves causing temporary paralysis with the potential for severe paralysis and in some instances, death. Research published in the journal The Lancet on Feb. 29 confirmed a link between Zika and Guillain-Barre (Cao-Lormeau et al. , 2016).
Researchers at Texas Children Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital announced they have developed the first rapid test for the Zika virus that can be performed in a hospital.
The Lancet has created a Zika virus resource center: Zika virus resource centre (The Lansat, 2016). The Center for Disease Control maintains a map of confirmed Zika cases in the United States. The CDC site tracks locally acquired infections and including pregnant women (CDC Zika Virus in the United States, 2016).
Texas Reports the Largest Numbers of Zika Virus Infections in the United States according to the CDC in early 2016.
- Locally acquired mosquito-borne cases reported: 6
- Travel-associated cases reported: 1,818
- Laboratory acquired cases reported: 1
- Total: 1,825
- Sexually transmitted: 16
- Guillain-Barré syndrome: 5
Center for Disease Control. (n.d.). Zika Virus in the United States. Retrieved March 20, 2016, from http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/united-states.html
Oster AM, Brooks JT, Stryker JE, et al. Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65place_Holder_For_Early_Release:120–121. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6505e1
Cao-Lormeau, V., Blake, A., Mons, S., Lastère, S., Roche, C., Vanhomwegen, J., . . . Ghawché, F. (2016). Guillain-Barré Syndrome outbreak associated with Zika virus infection in French Polynesia: A case-control study. The Lancet.
The Lancet Zika Virus Resource Centre. (n.d.). Retrieved March 20, 2016, from http://thelancet.com/campaigns/zika
Wise, J. (2016). Study links Zika virus to Guillain-Barré syndrome. Bmj, I1242.
North of Texas City: Clear Lake Area, including La Porte, Seabrook, Pasadena, Webster, Clear Lake Shores, Kemah, Dickinson, Shore Acres, El Lago, Deer Park, Taylor Lake Village, and League City. All areas south of Highway 225 and east of I-45 north of Galveston.