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How is zika virus disease spread?

Page last updated 28 February 2019

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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Zika virus. Overview. Available at: (accessed 25 October 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.10.0374 - Date of preparation October 2018