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Is zika virus disease contagious?

Page last updated 07 July 2020

Yes, zika virus disease is contagious if your blood comes into contact with blood from an infected person or mosquito bite.

Sources & Citations

  1. World Health Organisation. Zika virus. Available at: (accessed 17 June 2020).
  2. Australian Government Department of Health. Zika Virus Factsheet – The Basics. Available at: (accessed 17 June 2020).


MAT-AU-2000128 - Date of preparation June 2020