Important Information about the Zika Virus


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.

Resource List:

Areas with Zika Virus:
Facts About Microcephaly:
Zika Virus and Pregnancy:
Pregnant Women: How to Protect Yourself:
Zika Virus Prevention:
Zika and Sexual Transmission:

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