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What should I consider when traveling to an area with the Zika virus?

If you must travel to an area where the Zika virus is present, take steps to prevent mosquito bites. Use an Environmental Protection Agency-registered insect repellent. The label says they are safe for pregnant women.

Know that the Zika virus can be spread through sex. You can prevent this by using a condom for vaginal, anal and oral sex.

Mosquito prevention is recommended if you must travel in an area with the Zika virus.

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