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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: I would expect to see reports of the virus spread north as far as the involved mosquitoes can range.Within a year or two it may cover most of the coun ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Some information: The confirmed hosts which can manufacture Zika virus in sufficient quantity to pass it along to other mosquito vectors include primates (meaning monke ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Primates can get it: It is believed that primates, which includes humans, apes, and monkeys, can catch the Zika virus, mainly through mosquito bites. However, human to hum ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Non-human primates: During the Brazilian outbreak, 4 of 15 marmosets & 3 of 9 Capuchin monkeys tested had zika virus RNA on swabs. All animals had contact with humans ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
19 years experience Internal Medicine
ZIKA: Aedes mosquito: Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These are the same mosquitoes that spread dengue ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe rarely by sex: In one case, an infected man returned to the US and his wife soon caught it, in circumstances that suggested no mosquito exposure. Zika was found in h ... Read More
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Dr. Andrea Arguello
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Under investigation: What is known is that Zika is transmitted from one individual to another by the Aedes species mosquito. It is also likely that the virus may be passe ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
8 weeks: Only 20% of infected people have symptoms, usually mild fever + aches + rash lasting less than a week. It might be transmitted sexually and was once f ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
HEY EVERYBODY!: Loads of questions are coming in about the Zika virus outbreak in South America, prevention, vaccination, treatment, transmission, and so on. The Cent ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Arguello
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
About one week: The Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected individual for a few days to about one week, however it can be found longer in some people. ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Haas
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Miami-Dade county: It depends on the specific part of Florida. The only areas of Florida where Zika is carried by the local mosquitoes are two areas of Miami-Dade Count ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
55 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call health dept: Call board of health and ask if zika found in your city. I don't know risk of zika in every city in the country.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
No: The Zika virus is only spread through mosquito bites or sex with an infected person. If you wear long sleeves, long pants you can reduce risk of mosq ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
About Zika...: It can be hard to tell if a person has Zika, because the symptoms of Zika are not unique to Zika. About 1 in 5 infected people get symptoms of Zika, s ... Read More
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