Prevention of Zika

Learn how Zika can be prevented.

How to prevent Zika

Currently, there is no vaccine or medicine that protects against or treats Zika virus infection.

You can reduce your risk of getting Zika if you:

Get advice from a health care provider or visit a travel health clinic at least 6 weeks before you travel.

For the first 6 months after returning to Canada from a Zika-affected country or area, men should:

  • postpone semen donations 
  • always use condoms correctly with any sexual partner, or
  • avoid having sex with any sexual partner

Refer to the Canadian Blood Services or Héma-Québec websites if you are considering donating:

  • cells
  • blood
  • tissues
  • organs
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