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, but you are at risk for Zika infection 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. Women who are pregnant or planning pregnancy should not travel to areas where there is an outbreak of Zika. Before traveling to other areas where Zika is a concern (including Mexico), pregnant women and couples planning pregnancy should talk to their doctor first and carefully consider the risks and possible consequences of travel to areas with risk of Zika. If deciding to travel, it is important to use EPA-registered insect repellent to protect against mosquito bites and practice safer sex to prevent the spread of Zika through sex.
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