Canada confirms case of Zika virus

Posted by on Monday, April 25, 2016

Canada has confirmed a case of the Zika virus.

The case has been confirmed in Ontario. Health officials say that the Zika case may be sexually transmitted.

Most people infected with Zika virus won’t even know they have the disease because they won’t have symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week.

In the U.S. alone there have been 388 cases.

There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika virus.

The Team

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