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How is Zika spreading? How do mosquitoes get the virus... do they get it from other mosquitoes, or from biting a person infected with Zika?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Animal to mosquito

Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes, which are infected only by feeding on infected animals.
Probably several animals can be infected, in addition to humans. For people in affected areas, reducing mosquitoes in the environment (vector control) and avoiding mosquito bites (exposure control) are the only effective means of prevention.

In brief: Animal to mosquito

Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes, which are infected only by feeding on infected animals.
Probably several animals can be infected, in addition to humans. For people in affected areas, reducing mosquitoes in the environment (vector control) and avoiding mosquito bites (exposure control) are the only effective means of prevention.
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