Travel to tropical areas: Zika virus disease

Transmitted by the bite of a certain species of mosquitoes (Aedes), the Zika virus is spreading quickly in tropical areas of Central America, the Caribbean and South America.


Although no specific treatment nor vaccine is currently available, the most effective preventive measures are those focused on avoiding mosquito bites.

There are no travel restrictions in place at present. However it is recommended that pregnant women defer travel plans to countries affected by the Zika virus.

For further information on symptoms and prevention measures, please click on the Zika virus link or contact the Medical Service.

by CERN Medical Service