How long do symptoms of Zika last?
The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Of those people who do have symptoms, they usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected with Zika. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.

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1. What is Zika virus?
2. How serious is a Zika virus infection?
3. Why should pregnant women take special precautions to prevent Zika?
4. How do you get Zika?
5. What are the symptoms of Zika?
6. How long do symptoms of Zika last?
7. How is Zika diagnosed?
8. What is Loudoun County doing to help keep people safe from Zika?
9. Why is it important to know if a case of Zika was transmitted locally instead of through travel?
10. Where can I learn more about Zika?