02/04/2016 9:27 PM
The Zika virus, occurring in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, spread to Brazil in 2015 and has been reported in the continental U.S. as well as in U.S. territories, not locally, but from returning travelers.
According to CDC, the “Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week."