Zika Communication Resources

Below are resources that DHS recommends for local public health agencies and other partners looking to reach out to the public about Zika. Targeted messaging about Zika prevention and transmission for specific populations allows public health officials to reach a wider audience.

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Zika Fast Facts

Zika Fast Facts (PDF, 80 KB) A DHS resource created to be used on social media for a fast way to communicate facts about Zika in Wisconsin.

Zika and pregnant

Pregnant and Worried about Zika? (PDF, 383 KB) A CDC resource showing how to assemble a Zika prevention kit if you are traveling to an area with active transmission of Zika.

Zika Imported Case

What's an Imported Case? (PDF, 173 KB) A CDC one-page resource on what is considered an imported case.


Mosquito Prevention

Mosquito Bite Prevention in the United States (PDF, 703 KB) A CDC two-page resource providing general information on how to prevent mosquito bites.

Zika Transmission

Basics of Zika Virus and Sex (PDF, 2.8 MB) An infographic detailing general information on sexual transmission of Zika.

Zika Protect Yourself

Zika and Sexual Transmission: For People Whose Partner Traveled to an Area with Zika (PDF, 151 KB) A CDC one-page fact sheet providing information on how to prevent Zika transmission through sexual contact when a partner has traveled to an area with active Zika transmission.



LGBT Community: How to Protect Yourselves From Zika (PDF, 503 KB) A CDC fact sheet that provides information for LGBT communities regarding sexual transmission of the Zika virus.

5 Things About Zika

Top 5 Things to know about Zika (PDF, 932 KB) A CDC infographic with risk communication messages regarding Zika virus.





Zika Testing Fee Exempt

Wisconsin Fee-Exempt Testing Guidelines (PDF, 124 KB) A DHS guidance sheet regarding specimen collection for fee-exempt testing after being approved by a DHS epidemiologist.

Zika recomendations

Zika Virus: Recommendations for Persons Who may have been Exposed. A DHS fact sheet targeted toward individuals who may have been exposed to Zika.

Zika Clinicians Presentation

Wisconsin Guidance for Clinicians Presentation. DHS presentation on guidance directed toward clinicians. Topics include: clinical outcomes, testing for Zika, pregnancy related procedures. Given on August 31, 2016.


Zika Counseling Travelers

Counseling Travelers of Reproductive Age  (PDF, 1.5 MB) A CDC guide for health professionals that describes recommendations for women and men who may be traveling to areas with active Zika transmission.

Zika Doctor's Checklist

Doctor's Visit Checklist: For Pregnant Women who Traveled to an Area with Zika  (PDF, 720 KB) A checklist for pregnant women to bring to the doctor to discuss the risk of Zika virus.


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Zika Spring Break

College Spring Break  (PDF, 633 KB) A CDC fact sheet about staying safe while on spring break in areas with Zika virus.

Zika Kids

Ideas for Talking to Your Children about Zika  (PDF, 1.59 MB) A CDC fact sheet for parents on how to explain Zika to their children.

Mosquito Activity Book

Zika Activity Book: For Kids in the US  (PDF, 1.7 MB) A CDC designed activity book for children in the US that provides coloring and matching activities about mosquito bite prevention.


Cover - Zika - Travelling during Spring Break

"Planning to Get Away for Spring Break?" P-01695B (PDF) A DHS flyer provides quick facts and tips on how to stay safe while traveling to warmer destinations.

Cover for Zika - Pregnant while Travelling

"Pregnant and Traveling to a Warmer Destination for Spring Break?" P-01695C (PDF) A DHS flyer targeted to pregnant women or women who may become pregnant and provides tips on how to stay safe from Zika virus exposure and transmission while traveling to warmer destinations

Zika Pregnant Travel

Pregnant before you travel? (PDF, 1 MB) A two page fact sheet with information on pregnancy and Zika and travel tips.

Zika Vacation

Enjoy Your Vacation  (PDF, 6018 MB) A CDC fact sheet about how to protect your family from Zika while traveling.


Zika and Preganacy

Pregnant and Traveling to a Warmer Destination this Winter? P-01695A (PDF)

Zika Travelers

Travelers can Protect Themselves from Zika  (PDF, 232 KB) A CDC poster providing instructions for a prevention kit for travelers while they are traveling.

Zika and Traveling

Taking a Break from the Wisconsin Winter? P-01695 (PDF)
A DHS flyer provides quick facts and tips on how to stay safe while traveling to warmer destinations.


Last Revised: March 21, 2020