Zika fever

  • May trigger the occurence of paralysis
  • In pregnant women, it may cause subsequent birth defects
  • Fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes
  • Conjunctivitis 
Tests to diagnose: 

Laboratory tests on:

  • Blood 
  • Urine
  • Semen
  • Saliva 



The main focus is to relieve the symptoms as there is no definite treatment known. This includes:

  • Rest
  • Rehydration
  • Acetaminophen for fever and pain
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should be avoided as far as possible