Is there a vaccine for Zika?

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March of Dimes
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No. Researchers are working to develop a Zika vaccine, but it may not be available for 1 to 2 years. If you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant, there are things you and your partner can do to help protect yourselves from Zika, like preventing mosquito bites and using barrier methods of birth control (like a condom) if you’re partner is or may be infected. Learn more at: marchofdimes.org/zika

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Zika Virus

Zika Virus

Zika virus is a tropical disease that is spread by Aedes species of mosquitoes. Until 2015, the virus was limited to small outbreaks in regions of Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands. Mosquitoes can pick up the virus by biting an ...

n infected person, and then transmit it to someone else they bite later. The virus doesn’t generally spread from person to person directly, though sexual transmission is possible.
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