It’s not a simple question.
You need to know where you are, how much you’re breathing and the weather, says Dr. Scott Pfleger, a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“What is a person who is very active, or someone who is in the area of a lot of activity, who’s been exposed to Zika in their region, and if they have symptoms of Zika?
The most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain, muscle aches and joint swelling.”
He explains that if you have the symptoms and travel to a particular place, then it could be because you have been exposed.
“There are cases of people who have traveled from the same place that are symptomatic and that is why they were in the same area as someone who had been exposed,” Pflegers said.
He says if you’ve been traveling in the United States for more than a month, you may be at high risk.
“If you’re an active person, if you travel frequently or if you are in the general population, you are very much at risk,” he said.
“So you may have symptoms like rash, or a high fever, and you may develop a fever and your rash, which is not uncommon.”
In a report published Monday, the CDC said more than 1.3 million Americans have been infected with Zika since it first started spreading in March, and nearly 600,000 have tested positive for the virus.
“It’s not that Zika has started to circulate in the U.S.,” Pfleers said.
Pfleers told Al Jazeera that the CDC is trying to get the virus under control by having people get tested for Zika.””
What we’re seeing is a lot more cases than we’d like, and a lot people who haven’t been tested for the disease are getting infected, which means that we’re getting more cases.”
Pfleers told Al Jazeera that the CDC is trying to get the virus under control by having people get tested for Zika.
“We’re hoping to get people to get tested to get their virus tested,” he added.
“We have been doing that for about three months.
But the virus is not completely under control.”
Al Jazeera’s James Smith, reporting from Miami, said people should be cautious when traveling outside the U, as the virus has spread in more than one region.
“Some people are worried because the temperature may go up or the wind might pick up.
That’s fine, that’s normal.
But people should keep their windows open and keep them inside and if possible, stay inside,” he reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.