Zika in Uttar Pradesh, India
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- There is an outbreak of Zika in Uttar Pradesh, India since October 2021.
- Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected mosquito. The types of mosquitoes that spread Zika bite during the day and early evening.
- Travelers to Uttar Pradesh should take steps to prevent mosquito bites.
- Zika can also be passed through sex from a person who has Zika to his or her sex partners.
- Not having sex eliminates the risk of getting Zika from sex. Using condoms can reduce the chance of getting Zika from sex.
- Pregnant people should NOT travel to areas with outbreaks of Zika. CDC recommends special precautions for pregnant people, the sex partners of pregnant people, and people considering pregnancy.
- CDC Zika website
- Health Information for Travelers to India
- Men and Zika
- Travelers’ Health Zika Website
- Zika Information for Health Care Providers
- Zika in CDC Yellow Book (Health Information for International Travel)
Zika is a disease caused by Zika virus that is primarily spread through mosquito bites. Zika can also be spread through sex.
Many people who are infected with Zika virus do not have symptoms. For those who do have symptoms, they are usually mild and include fever, rash, headache, joint pain, conjunctivitis, and muscle pain. Symptoms usually last for several days to a week.
Zika can be passed from a pregnant person to the fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika.