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Zika Virus

What is Zika virus?
Zika virus is a type of virus that is spread by mosquitoes. People are more likely to get the virus if they travel to parts of the world where it's more common. This includes parts of South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands.

Zika virus is usually mild and may not cause symptoms. But it can be more serious for women who are pregnant.

How is Zika virus spread?
Travelers who have Zika can spread it when they come home or travel to another area.

A pregnant woman who gets infected with Zika can pass it to her unborn baby.

Zika is most often spread through bites from an infected mosquito. It may also be possible to spread Zika through sexual contact.

Where can I learn more about Zika virus?