Mental & physical health

What the City is doing

We are working with other City departments, neighborhood associations, community groups, and healthcare providers to distribute information to Philadelphia residents on how to prevent Zika and reduce mosquito problems in the City. Throughout mosquito season, our staff sets mosquito traps all over the city to test if any of the mosquitoes are carrying diseases, and to see where we should work to reduce their numbers.


We work with area healthcare providers to identify and test Philadelphia residents who have or may have Zika, including women who are pregnant. Our staff investigate where and how these individuals were exposed to this infection.


Our Zika prevention efforts aim to educate residents who are most at risk for being exposed to Zika or could have complications of infection. These groups include:

  • Travelers
  • Pregnant women
  • Residents from countries that have Zika

If you are interested in having a health department staff give a presentation, write an article, or you would like to obtain educational materials, please contact the Acute Communicable Disease Program, Division of Disease Control at