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Zika virus (Zika) is a disease spread primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. Where you live, your travel history, and the travel history of your sex partner(s) can affect your chances of getting Zika. A pregnant woman can pass the Zika virus to her baby. Infection during pregnancy can cause a birth defect called microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects. Zikahas been confirmed throughout the tropics where outbreaks will likely continue.Currently vaccine or medicine is available to treat Zika.

If you are pregnant or are planning on becoming pregnant, consider postponing travel to areas where Zika virus is spreading. If you must travel, be sure to speak to your healthcare practitioner first.

For more information about Zika virus, visit the following link: http://in.gov/isdh/26910.htm

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