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Plan for Travel

Before your trip

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If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant

During your trip

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Protect yourself from mosquito bites


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Protect yourself during sex

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Keep mosquitoes outside

  • Stay in places with air conditioning and with window/door screens.
  • Use a bed net if air conditioned or screened rooms are not available or if sleeping outdoors.

After your trip

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Protect yourself from mosquito bites

  • Even if you do not feel sick, travelers returning to the United States from an area with risk of Zika should take steps to prevent mosquito bites for 3 weeks so they do not spread Zika to mosquitoes that could spread the virus to other people.

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See a doctor or healthcare professional

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Protect yourself during sex

Related Resources

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Fact Sheets

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