Zika Virus

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Symp­toms

Zika virus causes flu-like symp­toms in­clud­ing:

• fever

• headaches

• mus­cle and joint pains

• rash

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.

Pre­ven­tion

There is no cure or vac­cine for Zika virus. The only way to pre­vent in­fec­tion is to avoid be­ing bit­ten by mos­qui­toes.

Risk re­gions

Cur­rent high risk Zika virus ac­tiv­ity On­go­ing Zika virus ac­tiv­ity

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