Printable Poster for Zika Travel Awareness

A doctor in the family reached out to ask if I could put together some kind of printable poster for Zika travel awareness—something printable for her office to spread the word about the mosquito-borne Zika virus and the threat it poses to babies of infected mothers.

Apparently the CDC has distributed a printable poster for general audiences about avoiding mosquitoes when traveling, but there wasn’t something available that targeted women who are or may become pregnant.

So I put together the image below. Health care providers, community organizers, anybody, anywhere, please feel free to use/print/distribute these any way you see fit.

Arbovirus zika travel warning pregnant women pregnancy poster printable warning

If you’d like another version, or you can provide translations, please reach out via my contact form.

If you get the chance to send them, I’d love to see your photos or screencaps of how you put this to use. No matter what, thank you, and best of luck. Let’s get the word out.

Silhouette of pregnant woman licensed from szefei via PhotoDune
Earth globe icon licensed from macrovector via GraphicRiver

2016/02/05 UPDATE: City of Chicago is using it!

City of Chicago Zika awareness poster



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