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avoiding mosquito bites."
Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to
people primarily through the bite fo an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most
common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).
The illness is ussually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after
being bitten by an infected mosquito. People usually dont 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. However, Zika virus infection during pregnancy
can cause serious a birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal
brain defects. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected
from future infections.
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention. April, 2016