Zika virus is spread to people mainly by mosquito bites. Zika is generally a mild illness in adults but has caused microcephaly, a birth defect of the brain, and other serious complications in babies of mothers who had the virus while pregnant. As understanding of and guidance about preventing the Zika virus emerged, the Health Department has worked to protect the health of Vermonters, especially Vermonters who are traveling to warmer regions.

Read more about Zika virus and see information for:

  • travelers to areas with Zika
  • pregnant women
  • health care professionals