Zika virus mexico map. Zika infection in early pregnancy raise the risk of microcephaly 17 times the study says. Click on your destination for zika information. On a recent trip to southeast asia i saw signs warning about zika transmission and realized that it had been over a year since i had heard about the virus. Zika is a virus that spreads through the bite of certain types of mosquitoes.
September 13 2017 pregnant women should not travel to any area where there is a risk of zika virus infection because zika infection in a pregnant woman can cause severe birth defects in fetuses and infants. Last summer the rise of the zika virus in south america made residents and tourists alike uneasy. Map of all countries and territories throughout the world where zika is a risk. If infected while pregnant a mother can pass zika to her unborn child.
Search for a place by name or zoom and click on the map to see cdcs travel recommendations for zika. Most cases have no symptoms but when present they are usually mild and can resemble dengue fever. Zika fever also known as zika virus disease is an illness caused by the zika virus.