When is testing for Zika virus infection indicated?

Updated: Dec 11, 2018
  • Author: Bhagyashri D Navalkele, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Testing for evidence of Zika virus infection should be performed in persons with possible exposure to Zika virus who have one or more of the following symptoms within 2 weeks of possible exposure:

  • Acute onset of fever
  • Rash
  • Arthralgia
  • Conjunctivitis

Routine testing is not recommended for asymptomatic women or men with exposure to Zika virus who are attempting conception.


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