What is the most common symptom of Zika virus infection?

Updated: Jun 30, 2021
  • Author: Bhagyashri D Navalkele, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In most cases, Zika virus (ZIKV) infection causes a mild, self-limited illness. The incubation period is likely 3-12 days. [2] Owing to the mild nature of the disease, more than 80% of Zika virus infection cases likely go unnoticed. [2] The spectrum of Zika virus disease overlaps with other that of arboviral infections, but rash (maculopapular and likely immune-mediated) typically predominates. [2]

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