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🛫 Bring home souvenirs, not diseases 🛬

Southern California has some of the country's busiest attractions and commercial airports. In fact, more than half of the travelers to California enter through Southern California.

🦠 If travelers return home or visit family in Southern California, they may unintentionally bring back diseases that can be spready by local Aedes mosquitoes.

The presence of Aedes mosquitoes in California poses a threat. Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses can be transmitted in infested areas from returned infected travelers.

Travelers can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites. When traveling to countries with dengue, chikungunya, or Zika, use insect repellent, wear long sleeves and pants, and stay in places with air conditioning or with window and door screens.​ ​​

Before You Travel

✅ Check your destination on CDC's travel site.

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✅ Pack the Right Repellent

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After You Return

Continue to use repellent to stay bite-free. You may have the virus in your body and not show any symptoms. Also, continue to remove any stagnant water around the home to keep mosquitoes away.