Zika Virus Symptoms

 

Zika Fever is a disease caused by Zika virus that’s spread through mosquito bites. When present, symptoms are mild and last less than a week. They include fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes.

 

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There’s no vaccine or specific treatment. Instead the focus is on relieving symptoms and includes rest, rehydration, and acetaminophen for fever and pain. Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen should be avoided.

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