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Zika Virus

Epidemiology - Disease Control

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    772-873-8593
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    Mailing Address

    5150 NW Milner Drive 

    Port St. Lucie, FL 34983 

     

Zika fever is an illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus similar to those that cause dengue and West Nile virus infection. Common symptoms include fever, rash and muscle pain, though only 1 in 5 cases is symptomatic. Zika has also been linked to serious birth defects, including microcephaly, when contracted by expectant mothers during pregnancy.

More information:

Zika Free Florida

CDC Zika Virus

Mosquito-Borne and Other Insect-Borne Diseases

St. Lucie County Mosquito Control and Coastal Management Services

Mosquito Safety PSA - YouTube Video

SpillTheWater.com - Resources tailored to students, parents and teachers to help educate kids and involve them in the fight against mosquito-borne illnesses.