Zika virus infection is recently causing massive alerts in global health due to high risks of neurological and autoimmune complications (such as microcephaly in infants of infected women and Guillain-Barre syndrome in others). Spread by Aedes mosquitoes, virus causes a mild illness (mild fever, conjunctivitis, skin rash, headache and joint pain) with symptoms developing only in one out of four people. The disease is spreading – please stay tuned, protect your patients and yourself as well as travel wisely. Read more about virus, precautions, and recommendations below. Updates comes often – check regularly!
World Health Organization, Situation Report, March 10 2016 – download here
World Health Organization, Zika Virus Mediacentre – http://www.who.int/emergencies/zika-
Center of Disease Control and Prevention: Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment –
Center of Disease Control and Prevention, Tools for health Care Providers: Zika Virus –
Center of Disease Control and Prevention Update: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Interim
Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016 – March 25
Center of Disease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, March 04, 2016 –