If you have a family history of the disease, you might have been exposed to Zika during pregnancy.
But the virus can also cause mild, acute illness that can affect your brain and body, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
You can also get the virus through sex.
If you’re worried about getting sick from Zika, you can take a number of steps to stay safe.
Here are some ways to stay healthy: Be cautious of mosquitos.
Zika is spreading in areas where there’s a high risk of mosquito-borne illnesses.
Avoiding mosquitos in areas with mosquito-infested areas, such as Florida, Texas and South Carolina, is important.