Preventing Zika virus

Preventing Zika virus

The Pan American Health Organization says reducing mosquito populations is the best way to limit the transmission of the Zika virus.

The group recommends ways to reduce exposure to the Zika virus:

-- Wear protective clothing such as long-sleeved shirts and long pants

-- Use mosquito repellent

-- Sleep in nets in areas where Aedes mosquitoes are active

-- Pregnant women are urged to use caution when traveling to areas where there have been outbreaks of the virus.