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How is zika virus disease spread?

Page last updated 07 July 2020

Zika virus disease can be transmitted in several ways. Commonly it is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. However, it can also be spread from a mother to her unborn child, from person-to-person through sexual intercourse or through a blood transfusion that is infected with the virus.

Sources & Citations

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


MAT-AU-2000128 - Date of preparation June 2020