Zika Virus

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Zika Virus

ZIKA is a dengue-like virus that is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes.

The infection often occurs without symptoms but can also cause an illness similar to dengue. For those with symptoms, the disease is usually mild and short-lived. Serious complications and deaths from ZIKV are not common. However, based on a growing body of research, there is scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other congenital anomalies.

Specific areas where current active ZIKV transmission is ongoing are often difficult to determine, and subject to change over time. It is recommended that pregnant women planning to travel, postpone non-essential travel to areas with active ZIKV transmission until after pregnancy.

Your consultation will help determine your risk to exposure of Zika virus and preventative measures of effectively protecting yourself.

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