Zika Virus Diagnosis
About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus become ill (i.e., develop Zika). During a Zika virus diagnosis, the most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected person for a few days but it can be found longer in some people. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. Deaths are rare.
See your healthcare provider for a zika virus diagnosis if you develop the symptoms described above and have visited an area where Zika is found. If you have recently traveled, tell your healthcare provider when and where you traveled. Your healthcare provider may order blood tests to look for Zika or other similar viruses like dengue or chikungunya in order to confirm a Zika virus diagnosis. For more informations about the products available to prevent the Zika disease, click on this link: the Best Repellents against the “Zika” Mosquitoes.