WHAT IS ZIKA VIRUS?
Zika is a virus (germ) that is spread to people by Aedes mosquitoes, the same mosquitoes that also spread dengue and chikungunya. The virus was first discovered in 1947 and has since been found in tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Zika virus was first found in Latin America and the Caribbean in May 2015. In 2016, Zika was found for the first time in the United States in someone who traveled to Central America.
ZIKA IN LONG BEACH
There are no locally acquired cases of Zika in the state of California. The mosquitoes that can transmit Zika (Aedes aegypti) have been found in Long Beach and in neighboring cities.
AEDES AEGYPTI FOUND IN LONG BEACH
REPORT DAY-BITING MOSQUITOES
The mosquitoes that transmit Zika are very aggressive and bite during the day. If you are being bitten by mosquitoes during the daytime please call our Zika Hotline: 562.570.4132 or Report Online.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT ZIKA?
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
CDC Zika Virus page
California Department of Public Health:
CDPH Zika Virus page
- Zika FAQs for the Public (LBDHHS)
- Zika FAQs for the Public (CDPH)
- What is Local Transmission?
- Sick with Chikungunya, Dengue, or Zika?
- What is an Imported Case?
- Recently in the American Tropics?
- Everything you need to know about Zika in 148 seconds (Video) Disclaimer: Always seek professional medical advice when suspecting Zika virus-related infection. The views expressed in this video clip do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.
ZIKA & YOUR COMMUNITY
- Mosquito Alert - Long Beach
- Mosquito Bite Prevention (English - Spanish)
- Mosquito Control: Do your Part
- Long Beach Zika Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) Report
ZIKA & PREGNANCY
- General info on Zika and pregnancy (CDC)
- Pregnant? Protect yourself from Mosquito Bites (English - Spanish)
ZIKA & TRAVEL
- Areas at risk of Zika transmission
- CDPH Health & Travel Advisory: Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean - 2.2017
- CDPH News Release: Travelers Reminded to Take Precautions to Prevent Zika - 2.8.2017
- Travelers Can Protect Themselves From Zika