Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on Zika Virus Update

AUSTIN – As the U.S. sees an increase in Zika virus cases, particularly with the cases of local transmission in Florida, Texas continues to be proactive in its efforts to control this devastating virus.

 Several months ago, I asked Senator Charles Schwertner, Chairman of Health and Human Services, to hold a special hearing on Zika. It was important to me that Texas be as prepared as possible for this fast spreading virus.

 With 90 confirmed cases of travel-related Zika virus in Texas, the state is working closely with federal and local partners to minimize the impact of Zika on the state.

 Texas received approval of just over $6 million in federal funding to assist with Zika preparedness and response efforts, including funding for Zika response teams, epidemiology and laboratory capacity and birth defects surveillance.

 I will continue to work with state health officials to ensure an effective and swift response to this public health threat. Additional information about the state’s response to the Zika virus can be found at:





Dan Patrick
Dan Patrick14 hours ago
188 years ago, Texan forces, led by General Sam Houston, achieved a decisive victory over Mexican troops in the Battle of San Jacinto. This battle marked a pivotal moment in Texas history, securing our independence from Mexico. Join me this San Jacinto Day in remembering the bravery and sacrifices of those who fought for freedom. God bless Texas!
Dan Patrick
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At the Texas HomeSchool Conventions with Brent Hagenbuch.

President Trump, Gov. Abbott, Sid Miller, Senators Bob Hall, Phil King, Tan Parker, and many others support Brent for our open Senate seat in SD 30. Current Senator Drew Springer retired and is supporting Brent as well.

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