What are the symptoms and treatment of Zika?
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only about 20% of individuals infected with the Zika virus will exhibit symptoms.
Symptoms of the virus are rather mild and last from several days to a week. It is not yet known how long it takes for a person who has been exposed to the Zika virus to exhibit symptoms, but it is likely to be between a few days and a week.
According to the CDC, the most common symptoms include muscle pain and aches, and headache. The World Health Organization states that a slight fever, rash and sometimes conjunctivitis may be present in people who are ill with the Zika virus.
Usually, people do not get sick enough to be hospitalized and death is very rare.
There currently is no vaccination against the Zika virus, nor is there any medicine to treat the Zika virus.