Acute Communicable
Disease Control

Contact Information
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, #212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856

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Zika Virus
Zika is a disease caused by a virus that spreads to people mostly from the bites of a special type of mosquito, Aedes mosquitoes. These mosquitoes can bite anytime, day or night. While Aedes mosquitoes have been found in Los Angeles County, we have not found any mosquitoes infected with Zika virus. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika. To date, all cases of Zika in Los Angeles County acquired their infection when traveling outside of California, mostly when traveling to Mexico or Central America (e.g., Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador). Zika can also sometimes spread through unprotected sex. Most people infected with Zika have no signs of illness. If they do, illness is usually mild with fever, joint pain, and rash and lasts about a week. However, if a pregnant woman becomes infected with Zika, her baby can be born with birth defects.

Pregnant women, women likely to become pregnant, and their sexual partners should avoid traveling to areas where Zika is spreading.

Locations where Zika is actively spreading are listed HERE.

Returning travelers who are infected with Zika can spread the virus to others through mosquito bites and unprotected sex.

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