The state health department has issued a new health alert involving the Zika virus for three more South Texas Counties.
Kinney, Maverick and Val Verde counties along the border with Mexico have been added to 6 others where there’s now routing screening of pregnant women for Zika. Del Rio is the county seat of Val Verde.
Zika is a mosquito-borne virus which can affect babies of infected mothers. It first appeared in Cameron County last year.