Zika virus disease infographics

These infographics help present ideas on how zika virus affects your health in a clear and concise way.



Zika progress

Tracking WHO's global response to Zika virus. Declaration of the Public Health Emergency of International Concern, release of the first situation report, data sharing in public health emergencies and other milestones reached since 1 February 2016.

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Pregnancy and travelling

If you are pregnant and live in an area without Zika, avoid travelling to places with the virus. If your partner travels to an area with Zika, and you want to have sexual relations upon his return, have safe sex for at least four weeks.

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Zika: Strategic Response Framework

WHO has launched a global Strategic Response Framework and Joint Operations Plan to guide the international response to the spread of Zika virus and complications associated with it.

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Zika virus and pregnancy

Everyone runs the same risk of getting infected by Zika. There is a risk that Zika may cause microcephaly in your baby. See a doctor if you think you have been infected.

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Zika virus and travel

You could catch Zika virus if you are bitten by a mosquito in areas where the virus circulates. Follow travel advice from your national health authorities and protect yourself from mosquito bites.

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Zika virus and sex

It is possible that Zika virus is transmitted by sex. Are you or your sexual partner visiting an area where Zika is known to occur? Practise safer sex by using condoms or abstain from sex.

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Protect yourself from mosquitoes

Infected mosquitoes can transmit Zika virus.You can reduce the risk of being bitten by wearing clothing that covers the body, using insect repellents, mosquito nets and screens on doors and windows.

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Zika virus

Zika is a virus spread to humans by Aedes mosquitoes - the same mosquitoes that spread dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. It usually causes mild illness.

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Mosquito breeding

The Aedes mosquito can transmit dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus. This infographic shows how to prevent mosquito breeding sites in and around your home.

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Avoiding mosquito bites

The best protection against Zika virus is preventing mosquito bites. Preventing mosquito bites will protect people from Zika virus, as well as other diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes.

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