Zika virus

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What is zika virus?

Zika virus is an infection transmitted via a bite of an infected mosquito, alternatively it can also be transmitted sexually. Common symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes and usually last from several days to a week.

Common symptoms reported by people with zika virus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with zika virus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with zika virus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with zika virus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
depressed mood excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
bipolar manic episodes
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with zika virus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has zika virus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 1
30s 0
40s 0
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

100% Female
0% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 0
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from zika virus patients who have completed their condition history
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