Zika Virus Page

Información en Español

 

Zika virus is spread to people primarily 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. (read more from the CDC)

 

Zika and Traveling

 

Zika and Pregnancy

Zika Birth Defect Information

Zika and Breast Feeding

Prevention

 

Transmission

For Health Care Providers

OBGYN

Pediatrics and Primary Care Resources

Doctor Visit Checklist for a Suspected Zika Infection

Nurses

Occupational Exposure to ZIKV (Zika Virus) Interim Guidance

Testing and Reporting Forms

 

 

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Resources & Publications for Parents, Teachers, & Other Stakeholders

For School Districts

 

Resources Presented During the Zika Stakeholders Preparedness Meeting

 

Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment

  • About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus become ill (i.e., develop Zika). The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. (read more from the CDC)

 

Fact Sheets & Posters

 

Geographic Distribution

  • Prior to 2015, Zika virus outbreaks had been identified in countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. (read more from the CDC)
 

Videos

 

 

Zika Publications

Local Publications (coming soon)

MMWR (coming soon)