The Government of El-Salvador has advised the women in the country to postpone any pregnancy for about two years because of Zika virus infection. The latter is currently in Brazil and could reach El-Salvador. The illness has no cure and no vaccine against it.
The virus is transmitted by the Aedes Egypti mosquito which also transmits the Dengue fever and Yellow fever viruses. It is more common in poor neighbourhoods where there are pools of water.