Zika virus disease

What is Zika virus disease?

Zika virus disease is an emerging <i>Aedes</i> mosquito-born virus disease characterized by a clinical course that may be asymptomatic or mild with fever, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, headache, exanthema, but may also be associated with severe neurological (meningitis, meningoencephalitis and myelitis) and auto-immune (Guillain-Barre syndrome) complications, as well as a potential increase of birth defects (microcephaly) if the infection occurs during pregnancy.

Other condition names

  • Zika virus infection

Inheritance type

Not applicable

Prevalence

  • Worldwide: Unknown

Age of Onset

  • All ages
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