Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected species of mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes. Symptoms usually last for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. 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.
For more information regarding Zika virus, please visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention by clicking here.