There has been a sudden increase in human infection from the mosquito-borne Zika Virus in areas previously not impacted. Zika virus is spread to people primarily through mosquito bites, although there may be some aspect of sexual transmission. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild, with symptoms lasting from several days to a week; and many people don’t recognize any symptoms. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s web page for the Zika virus is http://www.cdc.gov/zika/.
For Pregnant Women: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/index.html
Areas with Zika: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/index.html
Zika Travel Information: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-information
Mosquito Bite Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/pdfs/fs_mosquito_bite_prevention_us.pdf
NYS Department of Health on Zika: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/zika_virus/