Zika virus is spread to people primarily through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with public health officials to monitor Zika virus transmission and potential links between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and birth defects. Spread of the virus through blood transfusion and sexual contact have also been reported.

Basic Zika Virus Prevention Tips and Information

  • Fight the Bite flyers: English  (en Español)
  • Protect your property from mosquitoes that could carry Zika Virus (Basic Steps Video (en Español)) from Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services
  • Variety of Zika Posters in both English and Spanish 

Austin/Travis County Zika Virus Updates

Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Zika Virus information page 

Travis County Zika Virus confirmed cases press releases

Pregnant and worried about Zika?

Zika Travel Information

Additional Resources

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Sherri Fleming,
County Executive

Phone: (512) 854-4100
Fax: (512) 279-2197

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