What is the current situation?
Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported in Haiti. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people.
Because Zika virus is primarily spread by mosquitoes, CDC recommends that travelers to Haiti protect themselves from mosquito bites. The mosquitoes that spread Zika usually do not live at elevations above 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) because of environmental conditions. Travelers whose itineraries are limited to areas above this elevation are at minimal risk of getting Zika from a mosquito. The following map shows areas of Haiti above and below 6,500 feet.* For more information, see Questions and Answers: Zika risk at high elevations.