News Protect Yourself From Zika Virus SHARE ON: Kaitlin Livingston, contributor, Monday, Mar. 7th, 2016 Photo Credit: Supplied Travellers who are thinking about going to a warm destination should protect themselves against mosquito bites to avoid Zika Virus. The Haliburton Health Unit says the mosquitoes that carry the virus are not known to be in Canada because of the climate. But, they say if residents are planning on travelling to use insect repellent and cover up. The health unit is not advising travel restrictions at this time but travel health notices have been posted to provide advice to Canadian travellers.