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Protecting children in Puerto Rico from Zika
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    US Zika Pregnancy Registry: How to Participate -- Who is included in the Registry -- How To Report to the Registry -- How the Data are Collected -- More Information about Zika -- CDC Guidance Materials.

    Zika is a virus primarily spread through bites of infected mosquitoes. Children cannot pass Zika to each other through touching, sneezing, or coughing. There is no vaccine to prevent Zika. The best way to protect children from Zika is to prevent mosquito bites.

    There are many ways you can help protect children from Zika.

    • Apply insect repellent

    • Wear protective clothing

    • Control mosquitoes in and around your home

    • Use bed nets while sleeping

    • Talk to children about Zika

    Talking to children about Zika can help answer their questions and dispel any fears they may have. Children can better cope with a disease outbreak when they know more about what is happening and what they can do to help protect themselves, family, and friends. For more information about talking to your children about Zika, visit http://espanol.cdc.gov/img/cdc/ES_49232.pdf.



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