Health Tip: Do I Need a Zika Test?

By on July 7, 2017

Zika is a viral disease contracted from an infected mosquito.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests Zika testing if you:

  • Show any symptoms, such as red eyes, sore muscles, joint pain, rash, fever or headache. It’s important to be tested, particularly if you are pregnant.
  • Visited an area where Zika infection is widespread.
  • Had unprotected sex with someone with symptoms of Zika, or who recently traveled to where Zika is widespread.
    You should be tested even if you don’t have symptoms.

Source: HealthDay

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