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Oct. 31: Zika Topic of the Week


Zika: Back to the Basics
Remember these key facts about Zika and learn how to protect yourself.

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• Let’s go back to the basics of Zika prevention. Remember to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, stay in places with air conditioning and window and door screens, and use EPA-registered insect repellents with DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol, or 2-undecanone.  
• Did you know? People infected with Zika can spread the virus to a mosquito through mosquito bites. Even if they do not feel sick, travelers returning from an area with Zika should take steps to prevent mosquito bites for 3 weeks so they don’t spread Zika to uninfected mosquitoes. For more Zika basics:  
• Here’s another basic #Zika prevention tip: Condoms used correctly can reduce the chance of getting Zika through sex. Learn more about how long to use condoms to prevent Zika:  

• Here’s a basic #Zika prevention tip. Prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus by using condoms correctly or not having sex.  
• Here’s a #Zika basic: Zika infection during pregnancy can cause some severe birth defects. For more Zika basics:  
• Those w/ Zika can spread the virus to a mosquito through mosquito bites. Know the basics of bite prevention  
• Read the story of a CDC responder who helped discover a basic #Zika fact

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