- Published: 17-04-18
- Written by SBC Public Health Department
While it may seem like spring has just begun and medical professionals throughout Santa Barbara County are preparing for a summertime influx of mosquitos – and potential health-related problems.
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is offering residents steps they can take to protect themselves from the Zika virus and other infections spread by mosquitos – especially during the busy summer travel season. Even though the type of mosquito that carries Zika has not been found in Santa Barbara County, people are warned that the virus does spread via bites from infected mosquitos.