Texas Medicaid Will Pay for Mosquito Repellent to Fight Zika

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Texas Medicaid Will Pay for Mosquito Repellent to Fight Zika

NEWS RELEASE CHARLES SMITH Executive Commissioner Date: Aug. 3, 2016 Contact: Bryan Black, 512-424-6951 Medicaid Will Pay for Mosquito Repellent to Fight Zika AUSTIN – Texas Medicaid will cover the cost of mosquito repellent for women who are between the ages of 10 and 45 or pregnant, HHS Executive Commissioner Charles Smith announced today. The decision is in response to the possibility of local transmission of the Zika virus, which is spread primarily by mosquito bite. Zika can cause severe birth defects in unborn children whose mothers are infected while pregnant. “The best way...

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