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What are the symptoms of zika virus disease?

Page last updated 28 February 2019

Most people who contract the zika virus will experience no symptoms at all. However, for the one in five that do, they may experience:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Red eyes
  • Muscle pain

These symptoms typically only last for a few days to a week and don’t require hospitalisation. However, more serious complications can result from zika virus infection in some people.

Sources & Citations

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Zika virus. Overview. Available at: (accessed 25 October 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.10.0374 - Date of preparation October 2018