probability of occurrence
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consequences
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PROBABILITY OF OCCURRENCE
LOW 32%
MEDIUM 32%
HIGH 32%
CONSEQUENCES
LOW 32%
MEDIUM 32%
HIGH 32%

1

Where you live and where you travel

The risk of contracting the virus depends greatly on where you live or whether you travel to an area where Zika is spreading.

1.1

Where do you live?

COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES WITH ACTIVE ZIKA VIRUS TRANSMISSION

1.2

Where are you planning to travel?

COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES WITH ACTIVE ZIKA VIRUS TRANSMISSION

2

Behavior

The risk also depends on some aspects of your personal behavior, including the clothing you wear, the precautions you take and the environment you live in.

2

Which of these things do you do regularly?

Wear insect repellent

Wear shorts

Wear dark-colored clothes

Wear light-colored clothes

Sleep under mosquito nets


Use water containers

Have water around your house

Use window and door nets

Use prophylactics

3

Knowledge

Knowledge about the Zika virus may help you protect yourself and give you a better understanding of the disease.

3.1

QUIZ: Which is the main mosquito transmitting the Zika virus?


The Zika virus is transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, including the Aedes aegypti.

3.2

Can El Niño have an effect on Zika transmission?

YES

NO


An increase in mosquitoes can be expected because of expanding and favorable breeding sites, a consequence of El Niño effects.

3.3

Can the Aedes mosquito travel from country to country and region to region?

YES

NO


The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a weak flyer; it cannot fly more than 150 yards.

4


Are you pregnant or trying?

Being pregnant and infected with Zika can have serious consequences. The Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus during pregnancy or at delivery.

probability of occurrence
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medium
high
consequences
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medium
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PROBABILITY OF OCCURRENCE
LOW 32%
MEDIUM 32%
HIGH 32%
CONSEQUENCES
LOW 32%
MEDIUM 32%
HIGH 32%

There is no vaccine or treatment for Zika.

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