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Texas Moves Slowly to Combat Growing Threat of Zika Virus

Rules for distribution of mosquito repellent to women and girls on Medicaid can make getting it difficult, as rest of gulf coast similarly lags behind spread of virus

theguardian.com - Jessica Glenza and Nicole Puglise - August 26, 2016

Attempts to provide poor, pregnant women in Texas with mosquito repellent to avoid possible Zika infections are off to a slow start.

Two weeks after the state announced that mosquito repellent would be given out to women and girls on Medicaid, only 1,200 cans have been distributed, equivalent to less than 1% of the roughly 134,000 pregnant women eligible for the product.

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CLICK HERE - Texas Health and Human Services Commission - Texas Becomes First State to Issue Standing Order for Mosquito Repellent to Fight Zika - August 15, 2016

CLICK HERE - Texas Health and Human Services Commission - Medicaid Will Pay for Mosquito Repellent to Fight Zika - August 3, 2016

 

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