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Information from TN Dept of Health about the Ongoing Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Zika Virus

Reportable by Providers and laboratories
Zika Virus

Infectious agent: :  Zika Virus is an RNA virus that belonging to the genus Flavivirus.

Description of illness: Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito but can also be transmitted through unprotected sex and from mother to child during pregnancy. In most people, Zika virus will not produce any symptoms or will only have mild symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika are: fever, rash, headache, joint pain, conjunctivitis (red eyes), and muscle pain lasting for several days to a week.