The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the first human case of chikungunya in Texas.
Scott Weaver, scientific director of the Galveston National Laboratory at UTMB, is the foremost expert for this disease. Weaver, who has been studying this virus for more than a decade, has extensive knowledge about the virus. Weaver met with the Harris County Mosquito Control group in Houston and was interviewed by several regional media outlets to speak on the latest information on chikungunya. He has been interviewed by KUHF Houston Public Media, KPRC Channel 2, News 92 FM, El Mundo Newspaper and the Galveston County Daily News. For further information on Weaver’s work on chikungunya, please refer to his latest press release as well as this video.