Zika virus infection: guidance for primary care

Public Health England

Individuals infected with active Zika virus usually present with a mild illness lasting two to seven days. Symptoms include a combination of fever, joint pain, rash, conjunctivitis/red eyes, headache, muscle pain, and eye pain. Zika virus infection during pregnancy may be associated with foetal microcephaly and other central nervous system abnormalities. Zika virus infection has also been linked with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

This Guidelines summary provides travel advice, and includes an algorithm for assessing pregnant women following travel from areas with active Zika virus transmission.

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