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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.

Here is further information:

http://www.cdc.gov/zika/parents/what-parents-should-know.html
http://espanol.cdc.gov/enes/zika/parents/what-parents-should-know.html
http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/health/zika-virus-updates-and-resources