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Texas Medical Association sends Zika alert to physicians: 3 observations

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The Texas Medical Association issued a Zika alert to physicians to watch for patients infected with the virus, according to KHOU.

Here are three observations:

1. Texas Medical Association recommended physicians to first ask patients about their recent travel history and then screen patients for symptoms or have them tested for the virus.

2. The virus is most commonly transmitted through mosquitoes.

3. "Ideally, what we're trying to do is control the situation to prevent as many Zika virus cases as we can, to prevent further spread and infection," said Phil Huang, MD, chair of TMA's Committee on Infectious Diseases.

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