Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites which makes it a part of the group of arboviruses. Symptoms of Zika can include fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes) but not necessarily all of them. Many individuals infected with Zika often do not realize they have it because the illness is usually mild and the symptoms overlap with other more common diseases. Symptoms usually last from several days to a week with severe disease that requires hospitalization uncommon.
CDC has issued travel notices for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.