Planning a Trip: How to Protect Yourself against Zika Virus
By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
January 28, 2017

Planning a Vacation? 


 

If you are one of the many Americans planning to travel this year, it's important that you have all the information you need to ensure a fun and relaxing vacation. Here are some things you can do before, during, and after your trip to make sure you and your family stay Zika-free.

Before you travel 

Pack wisely. Don't forget:

  • Insect Repellent 
  • Long sleeved shirts and long pants
  • Bed net
  • Condoms 

 

During your Trip

 

  • Use insect repellent and reapply as directed; I like Sawyer Family Mosquito Repellent 
  • Cover exposed skin whenever possible
  • Sleep in a screened in or air-conditioned room and use a bed net if you are sleeping outside
  • Use condoms if you are having sex 

When you Return Home

  • Watch for symptoms, like red eyes, joint pain, fever, and rash within 2-3 weeks of your return
  • Use insect repellent for 3 weeks after travel to prevent introduction of the virus to local mosquitoes when feeding on you
  • Use condoms when you have sex
  • Call your doctor if you think you may have Zika

 

 

 

 

 Want more tips to help you stay Zika-free?

 

Text PLAN 

to 

855-255-5606

 

For more information on Zika and travel, visit cdc.gov/travel 

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