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Zika Virus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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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…

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