What you need to know about Zika virus:

Zika virus is spread to people primarily through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are:zika

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Joint pain
  • Conjunctivitis (red eyes)

The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week and can generally be managed at home with symptomatic treatment alone, similar to the common cold.  Antibiotics do not treat Zika.  Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.  If you feel your symptoms are severe, we are available with same day appointments to see you and provide guidance.  For an appointment with one of our Family Medicine providers, call 512-336-2777, option 1.

Other online resources on Zika virus:

Author: Cameron T. King, MD

 

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