In May of 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil, and the following February the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika virus a public health emergency of international conern.
The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Although death is rare with Zika, compromised individuals may be in danger and common symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitus (red eyes).
Zika has now fully migrated to the United States, including a large majority of the eastern U.S. as well as Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, and even Hawaii.
For more information about Zika Virus Disease, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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