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Join California in the Fight Against Zika — Don't Bring Zika Home.

The Zika virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito and through unprotected sex with someone who is infected.  Zika virus can also spread from an infected pregnant woman to her developing baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. At this time, no one has been infected with Zika from mosquitoes in California.  You are at risk if you or your sexual partner travel to areas with Zika, including Mexico.

A pregnant woman's developing baby is at greatest risk of being harmed by the Zika virus. Zika can cause miscarriage, stillbirth and severe birth defects. It is very important that women who are pregnant or planning pregnancy avoid areas with Zika to protect their developing baby from Zika infection. If it is necessary to visit these areas, use EPA-registered insect repellent to protect against mosquito bites and practice safer sex.

Couples that are pregnant should practice safer sex by using condoms (male or female) and dental dams during all types of sex, from start to finish, especially if one partner has recently been to an area with Zika. Men infected with Zika can pass the virus through sex for at least 3 months. Talk with your doctor about your family plan and any recent or upcoming travel.

Learn how to protect yourself, your family and California from Zika by viewing and sharing the Don't Bring Zika Home education materials.


Learn how to protect your family and California from Zika by viewing and sharing the Don't Bring Zika Home campaign education materials. 

Protect Yourself from Zika

Learn how to protect yourself from the Zika virus when going to areas with Zika.


Protect Yourself and Your Partner

Pregnant women and their sexual partners should avoid travel to areas with Zika. If you must go, learn how to protect yourself and your partner from Zika.


Your Home, Your Family and Your Community

Learn the steps you can take to protect yourself and your developing baby from Zika. Zika can cause serious birth defects if a pregnant woman becomes infected.


Plan and Protect Your Pregnancy

Couples that are pregnant or planning pregnancy need to take special precautions if either partner has been to, or is planning to go to, an area with Zika.

Share our Zika virus prevention resources with friends and family and Don't Bring Zika Home! Look for our television public service announcements, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Visit or for more information about Zika.
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