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Zika virus - what we know

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Zika virus - what we know

What is the Zika virus? Zika is a mosquito-borne virus. The most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting several days to a week. People usually do not get sick enough to go to the hospital and rarely die of Zika. Where is the Zika virus present? Not in Bermuda at this time. The Zika virus is found in the Caribbean, Central America, South America as well as some pacific islands and Cape Verde. How can I catch Zika? Usually through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. Aedes...

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