About one in five people develop symptoms and infection is usually mild. The most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain or red eyes. Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. Symptoms usually begin 2-7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito and last several days to a week. No vaccine or preventive drug is available at this time.
To learn more about the Zika virus and how to prevent infection, download the New Jersey Department of Health Zika FAQ guide at http://ow.ly/huKt3010Wgs.
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For those of us who are elsewhere on Sunday, let us hold our own moment of remembrance to honor the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terror attacks and the countless others – first responders and everyday people – who risked their lives to help one another.
For more information on the Zika virus, please visit http://ow.ly/10zE67
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