Not to be confused with Zito Virus which causes one to hug disease releasing raccoons.
The resident had recently traveled out of the country and contracted the Zika virus. Zika is spread through mosquito bites.
We think it’s only a matter of time before the viruses and the mosquitoes in California get together, and that we have infected mosquitoes, and that there’s local transmission. But this won’t be a very frequent occurrence,” Santa Cruz county mosquito and vector control manager Paul Binding said.
It’s possible that a traveler infected with the virus could be bitten by a local mosquito and that mosquito could bite someone else, further transmitting the virus.