Zika Virus Facts & Information

  • March 17, 2016
  • |Quartz
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One of Zika virus facts & information that you need to know is that Zika is passed on to humans by two kinds of mosquitoes.

The Zika virus is passed on to humans by two kinds of mosquitoes that have not been found in Wisconsin. The virus has been associated with birth defects. If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the next couple of years and are planning a trip to a place where these mosquitoes live, like Mexico or the Caribbean, be sure to take steps to keep from being bitten.

To learn more about the Zika virus and how to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes, go to dhs.wisconsin.gov/arboviral/zika.htm or cdc.gov/zika/index.html.


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