FACTS about Zika Virus

Mosquitoes and Zika Virus: FAQ

1.  How to you get Zika Virus? Zika virus is carried by mosquitoes (Aedes variety).

2.  What happens if a pregnant woman gets bitten by a mosquito carrying the Zika Virus? If bitten by an infected mosquito, a pregnant woman runs the risk of birth defects in her unborn child.

3.  Is there a medicine or vaccine for Zika? No

4.  Is Zika found in the United States? Yes. It has been found  in many states.

5.  Do you always know when you have Zika virus? No. 4 out of 5 people who contract the virus have no symptoms.

6.  Is Zika the only disease mosquitoes carry? No. Mosquitoes are the #1 disease-carrying insect and can spread hundreds of different diseases besides Zika.

7.  Are there ways to prevent mosquito bites? Yes.

  • Empty containers of standing water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

  • Wear protective clothing when outside, especially at dusk.

  • Apply mosquito repellent. The CDC remommends Fisherman’s formula Picaridin.

  • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, avoid vacations in tropical areas such as the Caribbean.

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