Zika virus disease
Zika is a flavivirus that is mainly transmitted by mosquitoes. Since early 2015, a Zika virus outbreak has been spreading in the Americas. The most common symptom is a rash – with or without fever – that lasts two to seven days. Patients may also get conjunctivitis (also known as pink eye), as well as muscle and joint pain. Zika virus disease is normally a mild disease and 80 % of infected people do not develop symptoms at all.
How to conduct conduct Zika virus diagnostic? ECDC algorithm for Zika virus laboratory diagnosis and an outline of the strategy for the laboratories performing Zika virus infection diagnostic tests