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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Acute Communicable Disease Control
Zika Virus Disease
Zika Information for Clinicians 
 Zika Testing Information

Zika is a disease caused by a virus that spreads to people mostly from the bites of a special type of mosquito, Aedes mosquitoes. While Aedes mosquitoes have been found in LA County, we have not found any mosquitoes infected with Zika virus. To date, all cases of Zika in LA County acquired their infection when traveling outside of California, mostly when traveling to Mexico or Central America (e.g., Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador). Most people infected with Zika have no signs of illness, and 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 might 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 spreading are listed here.
LAC West Nile Virus and Other Arboviral Diseases Report: November 30, 2017 (11-30-17)

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