Currently, there are locally transmitted Zika cases reported in Miami, Florida and Brownsville, Texas. No other locally transmitted cases have been reported in the continental United States.
We will continue to monitor the Zika virus outbreak and will update this page.
Zika virus is primarily spread to people through mosquito bites.
There are two different types of mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus - most commonly Aedes aegypti and possibly Aedes albopictus. Neither type typically lives in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
There have also been reports of the Zika virus being spread by sexual contact.
The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are:
- joint pain
- red eyes (conjunctivitis)
The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week.
Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon, but Zika virus disease among pregnant women has been associated with birth defects.
For more information, visit CDC.gov/zika.
If you have further questions, call:
- your medical provider
- Lisa Leitz, RN, Communicable Disease Program Coordinator at (360) 532-8631 x.4044