Earlier this year, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus a public health emergency. With the health and transmission risks posed, it is no surprise that people are worried about contracting the virus, especially when traveling to the affected regions. Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of this fear by peddling fake Zika prevention products.
The truth is that there's no way to guarantee protection against Zika. Companies marketing "Zika-protective" products such as wristbands, patches and ultrasound devices, are only wasting people's money. CBS News provides a list of so-called Zika prevention products that do not work and should be avoided, including: