Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

CDC

Following a measles quarantine of hundreds of students at Los Angeles universities, Central Coast health officials are on high alert, they say. Since January, over 700 cases of measles have been reported in 22 states.

CDC - James Gathany

In early August, Monterey County announced its first travel-related case of Zika Virus, marking a first for the Central Coast.

A few weeks later and Santa Barbara County announced a resident there has also tested positive.

CDC - James Gathany

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is working to inform the public and health physicians about how to prevent the spread of Zika virus.