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Mental & physical health

Common concerns

I live in Philadelphia and don’t plan to travel to any Zika-affected countries. 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. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (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 healthcare provider if you develop a fever, rash, joint pain, or red eyes within two weeks after traveling to a place where Zika has been reported. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor or healthcare provider about your travel even if you do not have symptoms. Testing for Zika virus may be needed.

You may call the Division of Disease Control during normal business hours at (215) 685-6742 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: