DHEC joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in encouraging you to learn about the top five things people need know about Zika virus:
- Zika primarily spreads through infected mosquitoes. You can also get Zika through sex.
- The best way to prevent Zika is to prevent mosquito bites.
- Zika is linked to birth defects.
- Pregnant women should not travel to areas with risk of Zika.
- Returning travelers infected with Zika can spread the virus through mosquito bites.