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ZIKA VIRUS

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WHAT IS ZIKA VIRUS?

Zika is a virus (germ) that is spread to people by Aedes mosquitoes, the same mosquitoes that also spread dengue and chikungunya. The virus was first discovered in 1947 and has since been found in tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Zika virus was first found in Latin America and the Caribbean in May 2015. In 2016, Zika was found for the first time in the United States in someone who traveled to Central America.

ZIKA IN LONG BEACH

 As of July 1, 2017 there are have been 7 travel related cases of Zika infections 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: 562.570.7907 or Report Online: https://veoci.com/veoci/p/form/q9pks9ndcuj9   Zika Hotline 2017

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT ZIKA?

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
CDC Zika Virus page

California Department of Public Health:
Zika Fact Sheet

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RESOURCES

Zika & Your Community