Zika Virus Awareness Campaign (ZiVaC)

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito

bites. The most... common symptoms of Zika virus

disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and

conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually

mild with symptoms lasting from several days to

a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization

is uncommon.

In May 2015, the Pan American Health

Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding

the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil.

The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-

Barré syndrome and pregnant women giving

birth to babies with birth defects and poor

pregnancy outcomes.

In response, CDC has issued travel notices for

people traveling to regions and certain countries

where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.