ZIKA VIRUS


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


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Last Updated: 1/8/2020