Zika Virus


Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. A possible link[PDF - 1 page] between Zika virus infection in pregnant women and subsequent birth defects is being investigated in Brazil.

Originador(es): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD)
Recurso adicionado em: 13/01/2016
Objetivo: To alert the public to protect themselves by taking steps to avoid mosquito bites. Because Aedes mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus species are found worldwide.
Idiomas disponíveis: Inglês
Aedes/virologia, Infecções por Flavivirus/epidemiologia, Vetores de Doenças, Zika virus, Picadas de mosquito, Mulheres grávidas
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