What mosquitoes carry and spread Zika?

The Zika virus that causes Zika disease is spread to people mostly by the Aedes mosquitoes, including Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti. These mosquitoes also carry and spread the viruses that cause dengue fever and chikungunya. These mosquitoes are found in tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world, including Hawaii. Aedes albopictus is found throughout the state, but at this time Aedes aegypti is known to be only on the Big Island.

The presence of Zika-transmitting mosquitoes in Hawaii is why it’s so important to make sure we keep mosquitoes from breeding around where we live and work and get rid of any standing water (e.g., in flower pots or buckets).

There have been no “locally mosquito in Hawaii.