March 6, 2016

Zika Virus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The LA County Department of Public Health has presented these answers to frequently asked questions about the Zika Virus Disease.

Key Points:

  • Zika spreads to people mostly by mosquito bites. It’s found mainly in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
  • Avoid mosquito bites if visiting areas known to have this disease.
  • Mosquitoes in LA County currently do not spread this disease.
  • Pregnant women infected with Zika may be at risk of having a baby with birth defects.
  • There is no medicine or vaccine to treat or prevent this disease.

More answers below...

Zika-FAQ Zika-FAQ-(SP)

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