Skip to content
If I live in an area or visit an area where mosquitoes with Zika have been reported and I am bitten am I likely to get sick?
- While there is no way to tell for certain, a majority of people who become ill with Zika or other mosquito-borne viruses experience mild illness that lasts about a week. The current concern regarding Zika virus is its impact on pregnant women and women who are trying to become pregnant.
- The CDC recommends that pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant should postpone travel to areas that are currently experiencing outbreaks.