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How can zika virus disease be prevented?

Page last updated 07 July 2020

The best way to prevent zika virus disease is to avoid mosquito bites and practice safe sex.

To avoid mosquito bites, you can wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, use insect repellent that contains DEET, and make sure the place you are staying and sleeping has mosquito screens or netting.

Currently there is no licensed vaccine to prevent zika virus disease. For more information regarding zika virus disease, speak with a healthcare professional before you travel.

Sources & Citations

  1. World Health Organisation. Zika virus. Available at: (accessed 17 June 2020).


MAT-AU-2000128 - Date of preparation June 2020