Zika is a disease caused by a virus/germ that spreads to people mostly by mosquito bites from areas such as Central & South America, the Caribbean, & Mexico or through intercourse with someone infected. Mosquitoes in L.A. County currently do not spread the disease. Avoid mosquitoes if visiting areas known for this disease. There is no medicine or vaccine to treat or prevent this disease. Symptoms of Zika are fever, joint pain, rash, red eyes and muscle pain beginning 3-7 days after being infected. Illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting a week. Most people infected have no symptoms at all. See your doctor if you think you or someone from your family has this disease.
For more information, please visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/vectorZika.htm