• April 12, 2021

Important Information on Zika Virus

UHC_ZikaVirus_380x202WHAT IS ZIKA? HOW IS IT SPREAD? HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF?

With the steady news reporting on the spread of this virus, there are many questions you may have about Zika. To help you understand what to look out for and where to go for more information, United Healthcare has supplied this easy-to-read informational PDF document in English and Spanish. For additional information, you can visit the CDC’s website: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/.

 


Zika Fast Facts
Here’s what’s known about the Zika virus:

  • It’s spread through a bite from a Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is found in many parts of the world
  • It can be passed from a pregnant woman to her unborn child
  • It can spread through sexual contact and blood transfusions
  • Only 1 in 5 people infected become sick; most symptoms are mild
  • Symptoms include fever, itchy rash and joint pain
  • The incubation period is 2-7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito
  • No medication or vaccine exists to treat or prevent Zika
  • Treatment includes rest, fluids, and medications like acetaminophen for fever and pain relief
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