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Zika is transmitted from mosquito bites but can also be transmitted from a male during sexual contact for up to 6 months after being infected.  If you travel out of the country, you could be bitten by an infected mosquito and carry the virus back to Arizona without knowing you ever had it. 

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Health officials say Zika a 'real concern to everyone'

As our monsoon season approaches it is important to understand the risks we face from diseases mosquitoes carry like Zika, West Nile virus, Chikungunya, Dengue and Yellow fever and what you can do to prevent them.


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