Zika Virus Information
Zika fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease that is caused by the Zika virus. The virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). People can also get Zika through sex, and the virus can also be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Information about Zika is changing regularly. Get the latest information from the CDC at www.cdc.gov/zika/.
Prevention & Traveling
The Centers Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) keeps track of areas with Zika and also posts Zika travel information. CDC is encouraging all persons traveling to these areas to prevent mosquito bites by using repellent, wear long sleeves and pants, and stay indoors with air-conditioning. It is important to protect oneself during sex. In areas with reports of serious birth defect related to Zika Virus, special precautions are advised for women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. If you have recently traveled, tell your doctor or other health care provider when and where you traveled. A blood or urine test can confirm a Zika infection. Your doctor or other health care provider may order blood tests to look for Zika or other similar viruses like dengue or chikungunya. Read the CDC's Zika Prevention web page. Also learn more about transmission.
Symptoms, Testing & Treatment
Many people infected with Zika virus won’t have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms. A blood or urine test can confirm Zika infection diagnosis. There is no specific medicine for Zika. Read about symptoms, testing and treatment on the CDC website.
Updates on Zika
Information about Zika is changing regularly. Get the latest information from the CDC at www.cdc.gov/zika/.