How is Zika virus transmitted?
Zika is primarily transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, not by the daily casual contact with infected person.
Transmission through blood transfusion and sexual contact was reported in few cases.
What are the symptoms of Zika?
Symptoms typically begin 2 to 14 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.
Symptoms are usually mild lasting for 2 to 7 days (about 80 percent of the infected with no symptom).
Some babies with microcephaly* have been reported among mothers infected with Zika during pregnancy.
*a condition in which a baby’s head is smaller than expected when compared to babies of the same age and sex
What countries have Zika?
Countries in Americas are under active, widespread transmission.
For the most updated list of affected countries, visit the KCDC Homepage(www.cdc.go.kr) or KCDC Travelers' Health information center site (http://travelinfo.cdc.go.kr).
What should I do after visiting countries with Zika outbreak?
Visit healthcare facilities if you have symptoms within 14 days.
Notify healthcare providers of your travel history
What can I do not to be infected with Zika?
Avoid mosquito bites
Use accommodations with window and door screen
Use mosquito net while sleeping
Use mosquito repellents