Most importantly, determine if cases in your hometown occurred as this is related to your current risk of infection. If you are planning to travel, check for updates at the CDC.gov website since you should consider your travel plans based on this information. Mosquito control as well as family home pest measures will help decrease the rate of Zika infections from infected mosquito bites.
If you are pregnant, consider that the Zika infection in you that is usually mild and short-lived can cause harm your unborn child. Please review the links for more detailed information about the Zika virus and how to take precautions.
The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Symptoms typically begin 2 to 7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.
About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika will get sick. For people who get sick, the illness is usually mild. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected.
Seek medical attention if you have any of the mentioned Zika symptoms for a completed medical evaluation to determine potential causes along with any necessary treatments recommended.