This web page educates people about Zika virus disease, which is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. It describes signs and symptoms, identifies its transmission and diagnosis, and discusses complications such as microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. It discusses prevention of Zika virus disease by protecting against mosquito bites, including use of insect repellent, removal and modification of mosquito breeding sites, and other precautions. The document explains that Zika virus can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, and contains World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for its prevention. Though there is currently no vaccine available, it offers advice for treatment. The document provides information regarding WHO response in supporting countries to control Zika virus disease, and includes a link to their Zika Strategic Response Framework.
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