What Are the Symptoms of Zika?
The disease can cause fever, rash, joint pain, and redness in the whites of the eye (conjunctivitis, or pinkeye). But most people wona€?t know they have it.
a€?Only about 1 in 5 people with the virus will exhibit symptoms,a€? says Adalja. a€?The vast majority have no symptoms at all.a€?
Symptoms can appear anywhere from 3 to 14 days after a bite from an infected mosquito, according to the CDC. They can last from several days to about a week.
Call your doctor if you develop symptoms and you live in or have visited an area where Zika is spreading, the CDC says -- especially if you are pregnant. Pregnant women who have Zika symptoms at any point during their pregnancy should be tested for Zika.
Once a person has been infected, scientists believe they are probably protected from future infections.
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Date Posted:Thu,Nov 3,2016