Zika virus disease is mainly spread by mosquitoes. For most people, it is a very mild infection and is not harmful. But, it may be way more serious for pregnant women, as there are evidences that it causes birth defects.
The disease is carried by infected mosquitoes and is largely transmitted through bites, but can also occur through intrauterine infection.

Facts on Zika Virus
  • It typically occurs in tropical climates
  • Avoiding mosquito bite is the key to avoid Zika Virus
  • Symptoms of Zika Virus infection can last up to 1 week, but effects on a fetus can be very serious
5 ways to avoid Zika Virus
  • Travel smart
  • Use insect repellent
  • Cover arms and legs
  • Avoid contact with blood
  • Use protection during sex
Affected age group by Zika Virus
Age %
0-20 21.8
21-44 32.9
45-64 21.13
65 & older 24.17
Symptoms of Zika Virus
  • Fever
  • Joint pain
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle pain
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Conjunctivitis or red eyes
    Worse effects of Zika Virus
    • Pinkeye
    • Joint pain
    • Birth defects
    • Dengue fever
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Chickungunya
    • Maculopapular rash
    Diet tips for Zika Virus
    • Drink minimum 8 to 10 glasses of water
    • Prefer to have home cooked food
    • Have green vegetables as much as you can

    To seek guidance on how to treat the disease through natural remedies, consult Dietitian Harpreet on 8728914242