What are symptoms of Zika virus infection?

The most common symptoms of Zika virus infection are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Symptoms typically begin 2 to 7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Residents that traveled recently and experience symptoms common of Zika infection should go to their healthcare provider.

About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika will get sick. For people who get sick, the illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. Severe disease is uncommon.

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1. What is Zika Virus and how does it spread?
2. Is Zika Virus in Madison County?
3. What is the key health concern about Zika virus infection?
4. Can Zika infection be prevented?
5. What are symptoms of Zika virus infection?
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