HELP KEEP LONG BEACH ZIKA FREE
Are you being bitten by mosquitoes during the day? It could be the type of mosquito that transmits Zika virus. Call Long Beach Health Department’s Zika Hotline at 562.570.7907 to report!
WHAT IS ZIKA?
Zika is a virus that is primarily spread to people by Aedes mosquitoes, but can also be transmitted through sexual contact with an infected person or from a pregnant woman to her fetus, which can cause severe birth defects. The majority of people infected with Zika are asymptomatic. The sickness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week.
WHY WE CARE?
- The mosquitoes that can transmit Zika (Aedes aegypti) have been found in Long Beach and in neighboring cities.
- We want to protect pregnant women in Long Beach
- There is an association between Zika and Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome (GBS), a disease affecting the nervous system
WHAT DOES THE ZIKA MOSQUITO LOOK LIKE?
HOW DO I GET ZIKA?
WHAT'S THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ZIKA AND PREGNANCY?
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ZIKA?
WHAT IS A SAFE INSECT REPELLENT?
IS DEET SAFE?
HOW DO I GET RID OF ZIKA MOSQUITOES AROUND MY HOME?
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I CALL THE ZIKA HOTLINE?
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: WWW.LONGBEACH.GOV/ZIKA