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Acute Communicable Disease Control


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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, Room 212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856
E-Mail:acdc2@ph.lacounty.gov
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Acute Communicable Disease Control
Zika Virus Disease
(Zika Information for Clinicians)

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Zika virus disease (or Zika) is spread to people through mosquito bites of the Aedes mosquito. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are: fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, pain behind the eyes, and vomiting. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. Deaths from Zika have not been reported.

Outbreaks of Zika have occurred in areas of the Latin Americas, and tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Because the Aedes species mosquitoes that spread Zika virus are found throughout the world, including the US, it is likely that outbreaks will spread to new countries. In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infections in Brazil. In December 2015, Puerto Rico reported its first confirmed Zika virus case.

Locally transmitted Zika has not been reported in the US, but cases of Zika have been reported in returning travelers.

With the recent outbreaks in South America and the Pacific Islands, the number of Zika cases among travelers visiting or returning to the US will likely increase. These imported cases may result in local spread of the virus in some areas of the US.

Zika Virus Disease: Frequently Asked Questions  English   Spanish   Korean   Japanese   Tagalog  Chinese (simplified)  Thai  Vietnamese  French

Zika Virus Disease Travel Warning Poster  English  Spanish   Korean   Japanese   Tagalog   Chinese (simplified)   Thai   Vietnamese

Recent News and Updates
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Reporting Mosquito Breeding Sites and Areas with Water Accumulation

Acute Communicable Disease Control is responsible for monitoring and addressing human health problems in Los Angeles County, but is not directly involved with mosquito control activities. This important action is under the control of the county’s five independent mosquito control (abatement) districts. Beyond our county, the Health Departments of Long Beach and Pasadena also operate their own mosquito control programs.

To report a potential mosquito breeding situation, please contact the appropriate Mosquito Abatement District or city public health department (locate your vector control districts by zip code):

Antelope Valley
(661) 942-2917
Greater Los Angeles
(562) 944-9656
L.A. County West
(310) 915-7370
City of Long Beach
(562) 570-4132
Compton Creek
(310) 933-5321
San Gabriel Valley
(626) 814-9466
City of Pasadena
(626) 744-6005
Orange County
(714) 971-2421


To report potholes or street problems with water accumulation, contact the appropriate city utility; if the problem is in an unincorporated area, please contact the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

 

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