Zika Virus Fact Sheet

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This web page educates people about Zika virus disease, which is caused by a virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. It describes the signs and symptoms of Zika virus disease, its transmission, incubation period, and diagnosis. It discusses prevention, including use of insect repellant, removal and modification of mosquito breeding sites, and other precautions. Though there is currently no vaccine available, it offers advice for treatment. The document outlines the World Health Organization's response in supporting countries to control Zika virus disease.

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World Health Organization
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Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
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Translation from English text
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Keywords:
Disease outbreaks, Mosquitoes, Zika virus
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Copyrighted
Date Last Reviewed:
9/6/2016
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