Zika Virus

How is Zika diagnosed?

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  • Zika virus is diagnosed by a blood test. If a person is experiencing fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes, especially after recent travel to an affected country or being bitten by a mosquito, he or she should visit a health care provider, who can determine if a blood test is needed. Urine may also be collected in those who have recently had or currently have symptoms.

    This content originally appeared online at Johns Hopkins Medicine (http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/zika-virus/answers-to-common-questions.html).
  • Zika virus infection is diagnosed by a history of travel and flu like symptoms including fever, rash, conjunctivitis (red eyes) and joint pain. The diagnosis is confirmed by blood testing.
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