Treatment of Zika virus

Learn how Zika virus is diagnosed and how it is treated.

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How is Zika virus diagnosed?

Zika virus is diagnosed through a laboratory test. Your health care provider will determine whether you should be tested based on your:

  • pregnancy status
  • symptoms
  • places and dates of travel
  • activities

How is Zika virus treated?

Currently, there's no cure for Zika virus. Treatment aims to relieve symptoms.

Avoid taking a pain reliever that contains acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) until infection with dengue virus has been ruled out.

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