Zika Virus Directory
The Zika virus is spread by the same type of mosquito that carries dengue fever, yellow fever, and the chikungunya virus. The disease causes fever, rash, joint pain, and pinkeye. But most people don't have symptoms. The CDC is still investigating links between the Zika virus and the birth defect microcephaly. It advises pregnant women or women who expect to become pregnant to postpone travel to areas where the Zika virus is active. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about the Zika virus.
Mosquito Bite Illnesses
Along with causing that itchy red bump, a mosquito bite can spread diseases, including West Nile, Zika, chikungunya, encephalitis, dengue, yellow fever, and malaria.
What Is Microcephaly?
Microcephaly means "small head." It happens when a baby's brain stops growing or developing. Gene problems may be to blame, but alcohol, drugs, and infections can also be a cause.
Zika Virus: What You Should Know
The mosquito-borne Zika virus has caused panic in Brazil since it first appeared there in May 2015. Officials believe it’s likely to spread to the U.S.
What Is Guillain-Barre Syndrome?
Everything you need to know about Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder.
This mosquito-borne virus is spreading through the tropics and has pregnant woman on alert.
Safe Bug Sprays During Pregnancy
Pregnant women are worried about mosquito bites since the Zika virus outbreak. They want to keep bugs away, but which spray repellents are safe to use?
How Does the Zika Virus Damage a Baby’s Brain?
The CDC confirmed that the Zika virus causes mircrocephaly, an often-fatal birth defect. So how does it attack a baby’s brain?
Tricks to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Home
Create a dry spell for mosquitoes by getting rid of standing water around your home.