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How is Zika diagnosed?

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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What Should I Know About the Zika Virus?
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