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This image depicts a pregnant woman in an outdoor setting putting on a long-sleeved sweater. Long-sleeved shirts and pants cover exposed skin, and can protect against mosquito bites - the primary way Zika is spread. The risk of Zika is of greatest concern for pregnant women, who can pass Zika to their developing fetus if infected during pregnancy.
Additional Information:
“In addition to wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants, pregnant women can prevent mosquito bites by using an EPA-registered insect repellent on exposed skin. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.”

Please see the links below for more on the subject of Zika virus.

Key Words: Pregnancy, Zika, Mosquito, Birth Defects

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
Creation Date:2016
Photo Credit:Lauren Bishop
Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD); Zika Virus
CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD); Zika Virus; Pregnancy
CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD); Zika Virus; Prevention
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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