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Zika Virus Information

Update: Zika Virus Infections in Santa Barbara County

Travel associated Locally acquired
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Public Health Press Releases and Public Information

  • Provider Alert- Zika Virus Update-Testing Guidelines:  This Provider Alert provides an update on Zika.  Also included is information on testing requirements. (April 27, 2017) [ Provider Alert ]

  • As summer approaches and mosquito season begins, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (SBCPHD) would like to provide an update on Zika virus disease and steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from this and other infections spread by mosquitoes. (April 18, 2017) [ Press Release ]

  • Second Travel Related Zika Infection Confirmed in Santa Barbara County (August 31, 2016) [ Press Release ]
  • First Case of Travel-Associated Zika in Santa Barbara County (August 25, 2016) [ Press Release ]
    Primer Caso de Infección del Zika-Contradado en Centro America-Reportado en el Condado de Santa Barbara [ clic aqui ]

  • End of Summer Travelers Urged to Take Precautions to Prevent Zika (CDPH Press Release, August 19, 2016) [ Press Release ]

Clinical and Laboratory Testing Information 

Laboratory Form from California Department of Public Health (CDPH VRDL Form Lab 300) 
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Instructions for Completing VRDL Specimen Submittal Form for Zika Virus Testing for Symptomatic Patients (pdf)- Click here for Instructions

Instructions for Completing VRDL Specimen Submittal Form for Zika Virus Testing for Asymptomatic Pregnant Women (pdf)- 
Click here for Instructions

Laboratory Form from CDC (DASH CDC Specimen Submission Form) 
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Zika Fact Sheets

Español: El virus del Zika 

Additional Information 

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