Zika virus causes flu-like symptoms including:
• muscle and joint pains
Recent evidence suggests that Zika virus infection in women during the first trimester of pregnancy may also be linked to abnormal foetal brain development.
The mosquito that transmits Zika virus breeds in water-filled, man-made containers in urban areas. It is often found near or inside buildings and bites during the day.
There is no cure or vaccine for Zika virus. The only way to prevent infection is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
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