Protecting children in areas with Zika
Published Date:December 5, 2016
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Series:CDC's response to Zika
Description: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
Learn more about mosquito bite prevention at http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/prevent-mosquito-bites.html
For more information about talking to your children about Zika, visit http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pdfs/zika-ttykids.pdf
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