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Posted on: February 25, 2016

Zika Virus Disease

Zika virus disease (or Zika) is spread to people through mosquito bites of the Aedes mosquito. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are: fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, pain behind the eyes, and vomiting. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. Deaths from Zika have not been reported.

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