Dr. José Cordero on Zika: Symptoms of Infection

Dr. José Cordero on Zika: Symptoms of Infection


Zika is a very mild disease and but it shows fever, it may have a rash, and then one thing that it’s sort of like
more common in Zika is an eye sort of pain but it’s really more like conjunctivitis like red
eye. And then you may have some joint pains. The issue with this kind of
symptoms is that they’re very close to what you see in other tropical diseases,
like chikungunya or also Dengue, which are three diseases that are all
transmitted by the same mosquito. So if someone comes from an area that actually has Zika, likely they will have also the other diseases, so your doctor here needs to check for all
three.

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