This 2016 image, depicted a young woman standing outdoors, while rubbing insect repellent from a bottle onto the exposed skin of her face. She was avoiding her eyes, mouth, and any cut, or irritated skin. Zika is spread primarily by the bite of Aedes species mosquitoes (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). The best way to prevent Zika, is to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Here, the woman was also wearing long sleeves to prevent mosquito bites.