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What should I know about the Zika virus?

If you are a woman of childbearing age and are trying to get pregnant or are not on birth control, you should avoid traveling to areas where Zika is active.

If you are in an area where the Zika virus is regularly seen (endemic), you should take steps to avoid mosquito bites.

Some are:

  • Wear long sleeves and long pants.
  • Use mosquito repellent.

Zika can spread by having sex. You should also practice safe sex by using a condom.

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