The links below contain important information from the CDC about the Zika virus: symptoms and potential health risks, warnings about travel to affected countries, and recommended prevention steps. This information is especially important for young women. Men should take note as well because transmissions through sexual intercourse have also been reported. The CDC is currently recommending that women who are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, not travel to affected countries. Please continue to monitor the CDC web sites for further updates and announcements.