Zika is an infectious disease caused by the Zika virus. It is most commonly transmitted to people by mosquito bites. Symptoms of Zika typically include fever, rash, joint pain, and/or red eyes. Zika is currently circulating in countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Puerto Rico. It is not circulating in the continental United States. In response to concerns regarding a potential role of Zika virus in causing birth defects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel alert for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.
- Zika Virus: Information for Pregnant Women [click on a language below]
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Medical Providers: See SFDPH Zika Virus Page for Healthcare Providers
For additional information, review the content below from CDC: