Navy Medicine Releases Zika Virus Infection Guidance.

No vaccine or drug is currently available to prevent Zika virus infection, and there is currently no specific anti-viral treatment for the disease. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid mosquito bites while in areas of ongoing transmission. Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus bite mostly during the daytime, but bites should be avoided day and night.

Until more is known, and out of an abundance of caution, the CDC recommends pregnant women consider postponing travel to any area where Zika virus transmission is occurring — currently in the Western Hemisphere. Pregnant women, or women trying to become pregnant, who do travel to these areas should talk to their health care provider first, and they should take strict steps to avoid mosquito bites during the trip.


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