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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 and territories in Latin America, the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, and Africa. The problem is most severe in Latin America and the Pacific Islands. 


In response to the role of Zika virus in causing birth defects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued travel recommendations for people traveling to regions and certain contries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Pregnant women should not travel to these regions.



Medical Providers: See SFDPH Zika Virus Page for Healthcare Providers


For additional information, review the content below from CDC:





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