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Local Zika virus transmission from mosquitoes is not a concern to Minnesota residents since the species that transmit the virus are not established in this state. However, Zika is a concern for those who travel to areas where Zika outbreaks are occurring. Pregnant women should avoid traveling to those areas. Faculty, staff, and students considering a pregnancy in the near future should talk to their healthcare provider before traveling to Zika-impacted areas. This includes male partners. In addition, sexual transmission of Zika from returned travelers is also a concern, although only for a limited time period. For more information, read the detailed summaries provided in the links below.