If you believe you might be infected, take measures to prevent mosquito bites and consult a physician immediately. If you are planning to travel to a Zika infected area, especially if you are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor about the risks.
Certain Medicaid beneficiaries may be eligible for insect repellant prescription, condoms, and diagnostic testing. To find out more, look below in the resources section or talk to your doctor. Medicaid signup can be found here.
- Top Questions on Zika: Simple Answers - Association of State and Territiorial Health Officials
- Resources for healthcare providers
- Interim Guidance for Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus
- Zika Presentation by Dr. Frank Welch (Recorded Video)
- Medicaid service coverage associated with Zika
- Ideas for Talking to your Children about Zika
- Mosquito Bites are Bad!
- Parish by parish mosquito control contact information
- CDC Fact Sheets & Posters in Multi-Languages
Public Service Announcements
- Rural Community - 15 second video
- Rural Community - 30 second video
- Suburban Community - 15 second video
- Suburban Community - 30 second video
Schools and Day Care
- CDC Zika Virus Interim Guidance for District and School Administrators
- LDH Prevention Guidelines for Schools and Child Care Facilities
- CDC Talking to Your Children about Zika
- Stop Mosquito Bites
- Zika Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites
- For Parents-A Positive Zika Test
- CDC Zika Activity Book