WHAT IS ZIKA VIRUS?
Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting up to a week, and many people do not have symptoms or will have only mild symptoms. However, Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly and other severe brain defects.
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.
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)