Zika in Uttar Pradesh, India

Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel
Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions
Watch - Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions

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Area with Zika outbreak in India
Map: Area of Zika outbreak in India (see larger map)
What is Zika?

Zika is a disease caused by Zika virus that is primarily spread through mosquito bites. Zika can also be spread through sex.

Many people who are infected with Zika virus do not have symptoms. For those who do have symptoms, they are usually mild and include fever, rash, headache, joint pain, conjunctivitis, and muscle pain. Symptoms usually last for several days to a week.

Zika can be passed from a pregnant person to the fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika.