What is Zika virus disease (Zika)?
Zika is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis
(red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. People usually
don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika - For more information, please click here
What are the symptoms of Zika?
About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika will get sick. For people who get sick, the illness is usually mild. For
this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected.
The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes).
Symptoms typically begin 2 to 7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. - For more information, please click here
How is Zika transmitted?
Zika is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes, the same mosquitoes that
spread Chikungunya and dengue. These mosquitoes are aggressive daytime biters and they can also bite
at night. Mosquitoes become infected when they bite a person already infected with the virus. Infected
mosquitoes can then spread the virus to other people through bites. It can also be transmitted from a
pregnant mother to her fetus during pregnancy or around the time of birth. - For more information, please click here