How is zika virus transmitted
Zika & Animals
Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes
species mosquito (A. aegypti
and A. albopictus
). These are the same mosquitoes that spread dengue and chikungunya viruses.
Zika & Blood Transfusion
On August 26, 2016, FDA issued revised guidance, recommending that blood centers in all states and U.S. territories screen individual units of donated whole blood and blood components with a blood screening test authorized for use by FDA under an investigational new drug (IND) application, or with a licensed test when available.
Zika & Sexual Transmission
Basics of Zika Virus and Sex transmission. Zika can be passed through sex from a person who has Zika to his or her sex partners. Sex includes vaginal, anal, oral sex, and the sharing of sex toys.