Can Zika infection be prevented?


Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus bite both indoors and outdoors, mostly during the daytime, requiring protection from mosquitoes throughout the entire day.

Mosquito prevention strategies include:

  • Wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered insect repellents (when used as directed on the product label, insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, and IR3535 are safe for pregnant women).
  • Using permethrin-treated clothing and gear.
  • Staying and sleeping in screened-in or air-conditioned rooms.

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1. What is Zika Virus and how does it spread?
2. Is Zika Virus in Madison County?
3. What is the key health concern about Zika virus infection?
4. Can Zika infection be prevented?
5. What are symptoms of Zika virus infection?
6. Where can I learn more?