What is the risk for Zika in Santa Cruz County?
There is currently one confirmed travel-associated case of Zika virus in Santa Cruz County. Although Aedes aegypti, a type of mosquito that can transmit Zika virus, is present in the county, there is no evidence that the virus is here.

Zika could be introduced in Arizona if someone was infected with Zika virus while traveling, and then bitten by a mosquito in Arizona during the first few days of illness. This infected mosquito could then spread the disease to other people. Although this is possible, local transmission of Zika virus or other diseases transmitted by the same mosquito has not occurred in Arizona. Zika virus transmission could also occur in Arizona through sexual contact.

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1. What is Zika?
2. What are the symptoms of Zika infection?
3. How can somebody get Zika?
4. Is there a treatment for Zika?
5. What is the risk for Zika in Santa Cruz County?
6. What is the County Health Department doing to prepare for Zika virus?
7. What can people do to prevent mosquito bites?