According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, here’s what we know about the Zika Virus:
Pregnant women can be infected with Zika virus.
• The primary way that pregnant women get Zika virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito.
• Zika virus can be spread by a man to his sex partners.
A pregnant woman can pass Zika virus to her fetus.
• Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus during pregnancy or at delivery.
Protect yourselves from getting Zika from mosquito bites
Use insect repellent
• Mosquitoes that spread Zika are aggressive daytime biters. They can also bite at night.
• Insect repellent is safe and it works! Read the label and follow the directions.
Cover your skin
• Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
Mosquito-proof your home
• Use screens on windows and doors. Use air conditioning when available. Empty containers with standing water.
Areas with Zika Virus: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-information
Facts About Microcephaly: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/microcephaly.html
Zika Virus and Pregnancy: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/index.html
Pregnant Women: How to Protect Yourself: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/protect-yourself.html
Zika Virus Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/index.html
Zika and Sexual Transmission: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/transmission/sexual-transmission.html
For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov/zika