• No Medication exists to prevent Zika virus disease (Zika).
  • Stop Zika by avoiding two-winged insects bites (see below).
  • Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus bite largely throughout the daytime.
  • Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus conjointly spread dengue fever and chikungunya viruses.

When traveling to countries wherever Zika virus or different viruses spread by mosquitoes are found, take these steps:

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers.
  • Keep in places with AC or that use window and door screens to stay mosquitoes outside.
  • Sleep under a mosquito bed net if you’re overseas or outside and aren’t ready to protect yourself from mosquito bites.
  • Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents. All EPA-registered insect repellents are evaluated for effectiveness.
    • Always follow the product label directions
    • Reapply insectifuge as directed.
    • don’t spray repellent on the skin under clothes.
    • If you’re also using sunscreen, apply sunscreen before applying insect repellent.
  • If you have got a baby or child:
    • Don’t use insect repellent on babies younger than two months older.
    • Dress your kid in clothes that covers arms and legs, or
    • Cover crib, stroller, and baby carrier with mosquito netting.
    • Don’t apply insect repellent onto a child’s hands, eyes, mouth, and cut or irritated skin.
    • Adults: Spray insect repellent onto your hands then apply to a child’s face.
  • Treat clothes and equipment with permethrin or purchase permethrin-treated things.
    • Treated clothes remains protecting when multiple washings. See product information to learn however long the protection can last.
    • If treating items yourself, follow the product directions carefully.
    • Don’t use permethrin products directly on skin. they’re supposed to treat clothing.
  • If you have got Zika, protect others from getting sick
    • Throughout the primary week of infection, Zika virus is found within the blood and passed from an infected person to a different mosquito through mosquito bites. an Infected two-winged insects will then spread the virus to others.
    • To assist prevent others from getting sick, avoid mosquito bites throughout the primary week of health problem.