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Zika Travel Information

Information Courtesy Texas Department of State Health Services

Original article published here.

Outbreaks of Zika are occurring in many countries. In response, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued travel notices for people traveling to areas where Zika is being spread. Pregnant women should postpone travel to areas affected by Zika.

Most Texas cases of Zika are related to travel. People were infected while visiting areas where Zika is being spread and then diagnosed after returning home.

To help prevent infection, DSHS recommends:

During Your Trip
Travelers to areas affected by Zika should avoid mosquito exposure.

  • Use EPA-approved insect repellent for 21 days after you return to the United States. When used as directed, these insect repellents – including those that contain DEET – are proven safe and effective even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Wear pants and long-sleeve shirts.
  • Use screens or close windows and doors at hotel rooms or places you’re staying.
  • Take precautions against sexual transmission.
  • Consider abstaining from sex or use condoms correctly.

After Your Trip
All travelers returning to Texas from areas affected by Zika should avoid mosquito bites for 21 days following their return or following the onset of illness.

  • Call your doctor if you have concerns.
  • Use EPA-approved insect repellent for 21 days after you return to the United States. When used as directed, these insect repellents – including those that contain DEET – are proven safe and effective even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Take precautions against sexual transmission for at least eight weeks.
  • Consider abstaining from sex or use condoms correctly.

Visit the Transmission and Prevention pages to learn more.


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