How to protect yourself from getting Zika from sex : information for people whose partner traveled to an area with Zika
Published Date:August 1, 2016
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Series:CDC's response to Zika
Description:Can I get Zika from sex?
Should I be concerned about getting Zika from sex?
What can I do to reduce my chance of getting Zika from sex, if my partner traveled to an area with Zika?
Zika is mainly spread through mosquito bites. Travelers should take steps to prevent mosquito bites for 3 weeks after returning from an area with Zika. This is because you can have Zika in your blood and a mosquito can bite you, get infected with Zika virus, and spread the virus to other people.
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