Zika is a mosquito-borne disease (virus) which has caused outbreaks in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Americas and the Caribbean. 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. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon, however, infections in pregnant women may lead to severe problems. CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) are recommending health care providers screen pregnant women and report any positive for a travel history to Zika-affected areas and symptoms of Zika virus disease to DPH.

 

Click here for the ZIKA VIRUS Public Health Guideline

For Instructions on how to TEST for Zika (Instruction for Healthcare Professionals), Click here