Zika: Prevention of Transmission

There is currently no vaccine available for the Zika virus but for most symptomatic people the fever will pass within a few days.
Control of mosquito numbers to reduce potential transmission can be addressed on a personal and collective basis. People should reduce the likelihood of being bitten by wearing protective clothing and using repellents (see this CDC factsheet for a good overview). Collectively, effective control of mosquito populations involves aspects of the following: the reduction of potential breeding sites (see this interactive tool from Purdue University), suppression of the mosquito populations via insecticide spraying, sterile insect technique (SIT) or reducing the transmission efficiency of viruses via Wolbachia infection.