In many cases, Zika infection is not known until the pregnant woman’s symptoms start to worsen.
This article will explain how to find the virus if you have symptoms or have been infected by Zika.
What is Zika?
Zika is a virus that causes a mild form of inflammation called microcephaly.
It is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
It can also be transmitted by infected animals, but only through direct contact.
It has been linked to birth defects in babies, as well as in older people.
If you have been diagnosed with Zika virus infection, you should avoid sexual activity or travel to or from the country where you live, and ask for an evaluation.
This includes people who are pregnant, nursing, or planning to become pregnant.
Symptoms Symptoms can include fever, joint pain, or rash.
They can last for a few days or be severe and usually disappear by nightfall.
Symptoms generally appear 2-8 weeks after the last exposure to the virus.
Some people can also develop Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), which is an autoimmune disorder that can cause serious damage to the nervous system.
Symptoms usually disappear within two to six weeks of symptom onset.
Other symptoms can include mild pain in the joints or muscle in the arms or legs, headache, muscle weakness, or fatigue.
People who have had recent pregnancy can be more susceptible to the symptoms of Zika virus, although the risk of developing the illness remains high.
What are the symptoms?
The first symptoms of the virus can occur 2-4 days after you are bitten by a mosquito.
These include fever (104.7 degrees), rash (90.3 degrees), joint pain (80.9 degrees), muscle pain (73.2 degrees), and muscle weakness (61.5 degrees).
These are the first signs of Zika infection, but the symptoms can get worse.
People with Guillan-Barre syndrome, which causes joint problems, may experience fatigue, weakness, muscle pain, muscle twitching, and a loss of coordination.
These symptoms usually disappear after several days.
Some other symptoms may include: joint pain