Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be spread:
- Through mosquito bites
- From a pregnant woman to her fetus
- Through sex
There is currently no vaccine or medicine for Zika. Local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in areas of Florida and Texas. Learn more.
Traveling to an area with Zika virus? The Health Department has free travel kits for Lincoln County residents. Learn more.