Zika Virus is mostly spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and through sex. It can also be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus causing birth defects. You can protect yourself from mosquito bites by using insect repellent as directed on the label, and by wearing clothing that covers your arms and legs. Avoiding sex with a Zika infected individual can eliminate the risk of getting Zika. Using condoms during sex can reduce the risk. Symptoms of Zika include fever, rash, headache, joint pain, muscle pain, and red eyes. There is no specific medication used to treat Zika. Symptoms should be treated with rest, fluids, and acetaminophen for fever and pain. Currently, there is no local transmission of Zika in the United States. But Zika is still a problem for many other countries. Before traveling outside of the United States (US), see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information regarding recommendations for US residents traveling abroad.