What is locally acquired Zika?

A local transmission of Zika (or dengue) means that you acquired the disease where you live, work or play. This type of transmission is not travel related, the mosquitoes in your area are the ones transmitting the disease. Once infected, the Aedes mosquito can spread the disease to several hosts and lay eggs to increase the population of mosquitoes.

For more information about this topic open the link below:

https://www.cdc.gov/zika/pdfs/local_transmission_chikv_denv_zika.pdf

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