Zika Advisory for Pregnant Patients


The most common symptoms of Zika are:

Joint pain
Conjunctivitis (red eyes)
Muscle pain

How long symptoms last?

Zika is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. Symptoms of Zika are similar to other viruses spread through mosquito bites, like dengue and chikungunya.

How soon you should be tested?

Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected person for about a week. See your doctor or other healthcare provider if you develop symptoms and you live in or have recently traveled to an area with risk of Zika. Your doctor or other healthcare provider may order blood tests to look for Zika or other similar viruses like dengue or chikungunya. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.

Local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States.

CDC has guidance for people living in or traveling to Brownsville, Texas, a current Zika cautionary (yellow) area.
CDC has guidance for people living in or traveling to Miami-Dade County, FL, a previous Zika cautionary (yellow) area.
Zika is a risk in multiple countries and territories.
Go here for more information. https://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/index.html

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