Zika is a viral disease contracted from an infected mosquito.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests Zika testing if you:
- Show any symptoms, such as red eyes, sore muscles, joint pain, rash, fever or headache. It’s important to be tested, particularly if you are pregnant.
- Visited an area where Zika infection is widespread.
- Had unprotected sex with someone with symptoms of Zika, or who recently traveled to where Zika is widespread.
You should be tested even if you don’t have symptoms.