CDC’s Top 5 Things To Know About Zika

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:

  1. Zika primarily spreads through infected mosquitoes. You can also get Zika through sex.
  2. The best way to prevent Zika is to prevent mosquito bites.
  3. Zika is linked to birth defects.
  4. Pregnant women should not travel to areas with risk of Zika.
  5. Returning travelers infected with Zika can spread the virus through mosquito bites.


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