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Zika Virus

The Zika virus is a prevalant concern this year for many people. Here are some important facts about the virus and it's side effects.

The Zika virus is an infection spread through mosquito bites. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated symptoms will last anywhere from a few days to one week. Most people do not require hospitalization, and fatalities resulting from the Zika virus are very rare. Once contracting the Zika virus, you will likely be protected from future infections. However, if a pregnant woman contracts the virus, it can then be transmitted to her unborn child, which can result in serious birth defects.

The CDC metioned the following as side effects of the Zika virus:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Red eyes
  • Muscle pain

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