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
Updated: 2 August 2017
- Updated to reflect changes in travel and sexual transmission advice and revised Zika virus risk ratings.
- Clarification of routes of transmission and prevention.
- First published.