Information about the Zika Virus
What we know:
- Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito ( Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes are aggressive daytime biters. They can also bite at night.
- Zika can be passed from a pregnant womanto her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects.
- Zika is not currently being spread by mosquitoes in the continental United States. The mosquitoes that can carry Zika are found in some areas of the United States.
- There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.
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