Zika is a disease caused by a particular flavivirus. The virus is primarily transmitted to people through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which also transmits dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. There are reports of sexual transmission and transmission by an infected mother to her foetus.. Most people with Zika virus disease have no symptoms. Others can have fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis (red or pink eye), and joint pain. Some also report muscle pain, malaise or headache. These symptoms normally last for two to seven days. There is currently no specific treatment for or vaccine to protect from Zika virus disease. Experts and researchers are still trying to better understand this disease and its complications. Much remains unknown.
Please visit www.WHO.int for their latest information about Zika.
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