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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
FAX: (213) 639-1034
Zika Information on Protecting Children

Your children are safe from Zika here in Los Angeles County.
The mosquitoes in LA County are not infected with Zika.
Learn the A-B-C's of Zika. 

The A-B-C's of Zika
Talk to your children about Zika
If you must travel, protect your children from Zika
Children's Activities

The A-B-C's of Zika

A Ask your children what they know about Zika. Knowledge is power!
B Be sure there is no free-standing water in and around your home. Everyone can do their part to control mosquito growth!
C California has no local transmission of Zika. Let's keep it that way!

Talk to your children about Zika

Ask your children what they know about Zika. Explain what they can do to control mosquito growth at home, or protect themselves from mosquito bites when traveling. Click on the image below for more information.

Talk to your children about Zika Source: https://www.cdc.gov/zika/pdfs/zika-ttykids.pdf 

If you must travel, protect your children from Zika

If you and your family are traveling to an area with Zika, follow instructions when applying insect repellent on children. 

  • Apply sunscreen first and apply insect repellent second.
  • Be sure to stay in places where there is air conditioning.
  • Cover your children with long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Do not use repellent on skin that is under clothing.
  • Every time you use insect repellent on your child's face, spray it on your hands first, then apply to your child's face.

Image of applying repellent
Source: https://www.cdc.gov/zika/pdfs/zika-ttykids.pdf 

  • DO NOT use products containing oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or para-menthane-diol (PMD) on children under 3 years old.
  • DO NOT use insect repellent on babies under 2 months old.

Children's Activities

Children's Zika activity book Children's Zika activity book
Source: https://www.cdc.gov/zika/pdfs/zika-activity-book.pdf 

Elmo infographic on Zika Elmo infographic Zika
Source: http://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/zika   

Find out more information on how to keep your home safe from mosquitoes.

More Information:
 
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References

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevent mosquito bites. January 17, 2017. Retrieved from: a href="https://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/prevent-mosquito-bites.html"> https://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/prevent-mosquito-bites.html/a>

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. How to protect against mosquito bites. May 15, 2017. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/zika/pdfs/mosqprevinus.pdf

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Mosquito bites prevention: October 13, 2016. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/pdfs/fs_mosquito_bite_prevention_us.pdf

Center for Disease Control and prevention. How to protect against mosquito bites. May 9, 2017. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/zika/pdfs/fs-zika-puertorico.pdf

Center for Disease Control and prevention. Infographics: Prevent bug bites. April 10, 2015. Retrieved from: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/infographics-prevent-bug-bites  

 

 

Revised: 08/25/2017

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