ZIKA on the Move

How to get Zika

We all know that we get bit by mosquitoes which tells us how we get Zika. "Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections."(CDC.gov)

Symptoms

  • "Most people infected with Zika virus won’t even know they have the disease because they won’t have symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika 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."(CDC.gov)

Spreading

Zika has reached 98 countries and its still going. Over the years Zika virus has spread." Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on a person already infected with the virus. Infected mosquitoes can spread to other people through bites"(CDC.gov)

Prevention&Treatment

"No vaccine exists to prevent Zika virus disease (Zika)"(CDC.gov)