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Infectious Diseases

Zika Virus

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about zika virus, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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Prevention

6 Things to Know About Zika Virus During Pregnancy

Are you currently pregnant or planning to conceive? Take these precautions to help prevent getting Zika.

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Pregnant woman using bug spray to prevent Zika.
Baby

Zika Virus Is Still a Threat, Says the CDC

CDC advises pregnant women not to travel to areas where there is Zika risk and recommends those who travel to these areas wait three months before conceiving.

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Risk Factors

What Zika Means for You

There are no specific data on how the Zika virus affects older adults, such as whether age increases the risk of more severe effects or results in a longer duration of the disease.