Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Virus Zika: Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of Zika virus are vague and can last for up to a week. Diagnosis of the virus is typically confirmed with a blood test.1
Symptoms of Zika virus include:1,2
According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), only 1 in 4 people infected with Zika virus develop symptoms. In the past, there have also been reports of patients developing Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome following a Zika virus infection. Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder that affects thecentral nervous systemInfection with the Zika virus is rarely severe enough to warrant hospitalization, and it is rarer still for an individual to die as a result.

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