You can never be too careful, especially when it comes to traveling. If you are going overseas in the near future, it would be wise to educate yourself on potential viruses and diseases that you could be exposed to. Awareness of these illnesses will allow you more control in keeping yourself free from infection or, if you do become infected, acquire the information as to which treatments you should seek. The Zika virus is becoming more widespread and you should see your healthcare provider if you find yourself with symptoms of it.
What Is The Zika Virus?
Zika virus is spread by mosquitos and usually causes symptoms such as fever, joint pain, rashes, soreness, and headaches. There is rarely a need for hospitalization as symptoms tend to be rather mild. They usually last around a week and will go away without the use of any medication. If you have been out of the country recently and find yourself with multiple mosquito bites, you will want to contact your doctor if these symptoms occur to see if you may be infected.