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01 Jan 1970 |

Zika virus

 

Zika virus infection

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash,
joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week.
Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection
in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies
with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

In response, CDC has issued a travel alert (Level 2-Practice Enhanced Precautions) for people traveling to regions and
certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

•Zika-affected areas

•Zika virus will continue to spread and it will be difficult to determine how the virus will spread over time.

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Where has Zika virus been found?

•Prior to 2015, Zika virus outbreaks have occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

•In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus
infections in Brazil.

•Currently, outbreaks are occurring in many countries.

•Zika virus will continue to spread and it will be difficult to determine how the virus will spread over time.
?For the latest Travel Notice Information

Zika in the United States and its territories:

•No locally transmitted Zika cases have been reported in the continental United States, but cases have been reported
in returning travelers.

•Locally transmitted Zika virus has been reported in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

•With the recent outbreaks, the number of Zika cases among travelers visiting or returning to the United States will
likely increase.

•These imported cases could result in local spread of the virus in some areas of the United States.

•Barbados
•Bolivia
•Brazil
•Colombia
•Dominican Republic
•Ecuador
•El Salvador
•French Guiana
•Guadeloupe
•Guatemala
•Guyana
•Haiti
•Honduras
•Martinique
•Mexico
•Panama
•Paraguay
•Puerto Rico
•Saint Martin
•Suriname
•U.S. Virgin Islands
•Venezuela

 
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