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Concern for Philadelphia

I live in Philadelphia and don’t plan to travel to any country where Zika is spreading. Do I have to worry about Zika?

If you have not traveled and do not have a sexual partner who has traveled, then you are probably not at risk of Zika. PDPH will continue to monitor closely for local transmission of Zika in Philadelphia.

I traveled to one of the areas at risk for transmission of Zika and am concerned.  What should I do?

Talk to your doctor or health care provider if you develop a slight fever, skin rash, joint aches and pain, or red, itchy eyes within two weeks after traveling to a place where Zika has been reported.

If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor or health care provider about your travel even if you do not have symptoms. Testing for Zika virus may be needed.

You may call the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Disease Control, during normal business hours at 215-685-6740 if you have questions or concerns about Zika.

How can I help control mosquitoes in my neighborhood?

Call the Mosquito Complaint hotline. If mosquitoes are bad in your neighborhood, give us a call at 215-685-9000 and we’ll come see if we can help get rid of them.

Where can I find more information on Zika?

For more information on Zika:

For more information on Zika and pregnancy:


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