The Zika virus is transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. Symptoms and signs of a Zika virus infection include conjunctivitis, headache, joint pain, fever, rash, and muscle aches. Treatment for Zika virus infections aims to alleviate symptoms. Read more: Zika Virus (Zika Fever) Article
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Medications & Supplements
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- diphenhydramine, Benadryl
- Over-the-Counter Products
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