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Zika Virus

Zika Virus has been a hot topic lately. As with any emergent disease, it’s easy to worry about how it may affect you and your family. This page is aimed to educate Gila County residents about Zika Virus and help you understand your risks, as well as prevention tactics and treatment.

Gila County Health & Emergency Management is proactively working with the CDC, other counties, and the state in monitoring mosquito populations to contain the spread of Zika Virus and other vector-borne illnesses. As of April 21, 2017, Arizona is one of states that has been least affected, with 57 confirmed “travelers” cases. The state health department is currently monitoring 8 pregnant women reported to the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry. There have been no deaths attributed to Zika Virus in Arizona.

Confirmation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito’s presence has been confirmed in Maricopa County, with more than 3,000 mosquitoes recently found in traps. It is important that all residents take proactive measures to protect themselves.

Gila County’s Facts & Figures offers answers to frequently asked questions, as well as information on current resources. Please download recent editions below.

April 27, 2017 — Facts & Figures, (1.3 MB)

February 20, 2017 — Facts & Figures, (1.3 MB)

January 3, 2017 — Facts & Figures, (1.3 MB)

December 1, 2016 — Facts & Figures, (1.3 MB)

November 21, 2016 — Facts & Figures, (1.3 MB)


Additional Gila County educational tools:

Gila County Zika Infographic, (815 KB)


Some helpful CDC resources can also be found below:

November 17, 2016 — Zika by U.S. State, (103 KB)

How to Talk to Kids about Zika, English, (2.0 MB)

How to Talk to Kids about Zika, Spanish, (1.9 MB)

Pregnant and Worried about Zika?, English, (392 KB)

Pregnant and Worried about Zika?, Spanish, (399 KB)


Check back soon for other Gila County resources now in development. For more information on Zika, visit the CDC Zika website or Arizona Department of Health Services Zika page.