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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Zika Information

There is no local transmission of Zika in New Orleans.

What is Zika? 

Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. Zika can be passed through sex from a person with Zika to his or her partners. Condoms can reduce the chance of getting Zika from sex. Most people with Zika do not know they have it. Symptoms are usually mild, lasting about a week.

Common Symptoms: Fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other symptoms include headache and muscle pain. If you develop symptoms within 2 weeks of travel, see a doctor and tell the doctor where you traveled. For more information about Zika visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Click here for a  printable factsheet about Zika in English Spanish and Vietnamese.

Travel Precautions 

On January 15, 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel alert for people traveling to regions where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. For an up-to-date list of travel notice countries view our tab below or visit CDC Travel.

Pregnant women in any trimester should consider postponing travel to the areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing including Wynwood, Florida. 

What is the city doing?

The City of New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board (NOMTCB) and the New Orleans Health Department are working with partners to provide you with information about the Zika virus as well as monitoring the mosquito populations. Click here to read the City's Zika Plan

Need more information?

For general questions about Zika please email the City of New Orleans Health Department at

For more information about mosquitoes please visit New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board. You can also email specific mosquito-related questions to

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Last updated: 9/26/2017 3:11:17 PM

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