Zika Virus

People usually get the Zika virus through a mosquito bite, but not a bite from any mosquito.

Zika is affecting parts of Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and other places listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The type of mosquito linked to the current outbreak lives in these places. It has not been found in New York City.

The most common Zika symptoms are:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Joint pain
  • Conjunctivitis (red eyes)