Zika Virus

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Is the Virus a Threat to the Antelope Valley?

Zika Virus Facts

(CDC Website) Transmission:
• Transmitted by yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes
• Can be transmitted sexually
• Mosquitoes attain the disease after biting someone that is infected
• Transmitting mosquitoes bite mostly during the day 
• Can’t be transmitted through casual contact (ex. touching an infected person) 

Symptoms: 
• Symptoms usually last 2-7 days (WHO website) 
• Fever
• Rash
• Conjunctivitis (Red eyes) 
• Muscle pain
• Headache
• Pain behind the eyes
• Vomiting (L.A County Public Health) 
• Once infected, infected person is likely to be protected from future infections
• Infection stays in blood for no longer than a week
• Treat pain and fever with common medicine if worsens or persist seek medical attention 

Prevention (WHO website): 
• Use insect repellent
• Keep body covered
• Keep windows and doors closed 

Treatment: 
• No vaccination exists
• If noticing symptoms: 
• Get plenty of rest
• Drink a lot of fluids
• Seek medical attention



Zika Virus Resources:
Antelope Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District

Website: www.avmosquito.org 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/avmosquito
Twitter: twitter.com/AVMosquito

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