Recommend Repellents With DEET or Icaridin First-Line

Concerns about the mosquito-borne Zika virus will raise questions for travellers about how to choose and use an insect repellent.

We know the biggest worry with Zika is in pregnant women...since the virus is linked to microcephaly and other severe birth defects.

Emphasize prevention with proper use of insect repellents...along with protective clothing and other physical barriers (nets, screens, etc).

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