Zika virus: transmission

Information about routes of Zika virus transmission and ways to prevent this.



Whilst most Zika virus infections are transmitted via Aedes mosquitoes, the infection may occasionally be acquired by other routes. Methods of prevention are described.

Published 11 December 2015
Last updated 2 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect changes in travel and sexual transmission advice and revised Zika virus risk ratings.

  2. Clarification of routes of transmission and prevention.

  3. First published.