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  • Spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.
  • Common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).
  • The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten.
  • People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika.
    For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected.
  • Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.

Protect yourself from mosquito bites outside.

  1. Wear insect repellent.
  2. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.



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CDC Zika Virus

NC DPH Zika Information

Zika Care Connect is a web-based link to information, resources, and services for pregnant women with Zika and parents and families of infants with Zika.

CDC Zika Virus Microsite is updated regularly with the most current developments in the Zika virus outbreak, including prevention, symptoms, treatment, and information for pregnant women and travelers.


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