Zika virus disease

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Synonyms: Zika virus infection

Zika virus disease is an emerging Aedes mosquito-born virus disease characterized by a clinical course that may be asymptomatic or mild with fever conjunctivitis muscle and joint pain headache exanthema but may also be associated with severe neurological (meningitis meningoencephalitis and myelitis) and auto-immune (Guillain-Barre syndrome) complications as well as a potential increase of birth defects (microcephaly) if the infection occurs during pregnancy.

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