Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.

The most 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 by an infected mosquito.

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.

More resources
Zika Virus
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html

CDC travel advisory
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/active-countries.html

FAQ: Zika virus and pregnancy
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/question-answers.html

Mosquito bite prevention
Mosquito bite prevention in United States
http://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/pdfs/fs_mosquito_bite_prevention_us.pdf

Mosquito bite prevention for travelers
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pdfs/fs-mosquito-bite-prevention-travelers.pdf

Mosquito bite prevention in pregnancy
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pdfs/zika-pregnancy.pdf

Pregnancy, travel and the Zika virus
Pregnant? Read this before you travel
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pdfs/zikapregnancyinfographic.pdf