In the News: Zika
Zika virus is a disease that is spread to people by a certain type of mosquito. Some symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is most often mild with symptoms lasting for a few days. People seldom need to go to the hospital, and very rarely die of Zika. Many people might not even realize they have been infected.
Zika Virus and Pregnancy
Zika may be the cause of a rise in Brazil of babies born with microcephaly. This is a birth defect in which a baby is born with a small head and whose brain may not grow as usual during pregnancy. Because of the link between Zika infection and microcephaly, pregnant women should avoid mosquito bites.
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