Zika Virus Outbreak: Consumer Reports Shares Best Zika-Fighting Repellents

The Zika virus outbreak has been rapidly spreading through the Americas.

The release highlights the results regarding the Aedes Egypti mosquito, the mosquito known to carry and spread Zika.

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The magazine said its research found the best Zika-fighting repellents contained either 25 percent Deet or 20 percent Picardin.

The magazine warned consumers against using products made of natural plant oils.

“Some of those even failed our tests immediately and the mosquitos bit right through our testers’ arms,” Sue Byrne, Consumer Reports’ senior editor for health and food, told ABC News.

Common symptoms of the Zika virus include fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis, according to the CDC. Approximately one in five people infected with the virus show symptoms.

The CDC says it is safe to use insect repellent while pregnant or nursing. The agency recommends choosing an EPA-registered insect repellent and advises paying close attention to the directions on the product label.

ABC News’ Gillian Mohney contributed to this report.