Here are effective steps you can take to
protect yourself, your family, and your community from
the spread of Zika virus. COVER and REPEL. REMOVE COLLECTED WATER. KEEP MOSQUITOES OUT OF YOUR
HOME, and if you’re Pregnant and have Sex, USE CONDOMS. ALL of these actions
are necessary. Taken together and
repeated as recommended, these steps will help
protect you, your family, and your community
from getting Zika. COVER and REPEL to keep
mosquitos from biting you. Wear long-sleeved shirts,
long pants, and socks. Apply mosquito repellent,
and sleep under a bed net and cover cribs and strollers with mosquito netting. REMOVE
CONTAINERS THAT COLLECT WATER to eliminate places where mosquitoes can
rest and lay eggs. Empty collected water
at least once a week, and scrub containers to
remove mosquito eggs. Cover containers so they don’t
collect water when it rains. Throw away trash or unused
containers with collected water. KEEP MOSQUITOES OUT
OF YOUR HOME. Use screens on windows
and doors. Once a week, empty and scrub
all containers inside your home that hold water like vases
or flowerpot saucers. And, use an indoor
flying insect fogger or spray insecticide
to kill mosquitoes. Zika virus stays in
the body for a while, and can be sexually
transmitted by a man to his sex partner
through semen. If you’re pregnant, Zika
can harm your pregnancy. If you are pregnant, use a
condom every time you have sex with a male partner
during your pregnancy. Use a condom, the right way,
to prevent the spread of Zika virus. Using a condom can
protect your pregnancy. IF YOU’RE NOT PREGNANT, and
not trying to get pregnant, talk to your health
care provider about effective contraceptive
measures. Zika can be scary, but
remember, you can take steps to protect yourself, your
family and your community from the spread of Zika virus. COVER and REPEL, REMOVE
COLLECTED WATER, KEEP MOSQUITOES OUT OF YOUR HOME, and if
you’re Pregnant and have Sex, USE CONDOMS. For more
information go to cdc.gov/zika.