Treatment

Is there a treatment?

No, other than making the patient more comfortable with symptomatic treatment, there is no specific cure or treatment for Zika. There is also no cure for microcephaly or Guillain-Barré syndrome, although supportive measures in the intensive care unit can keep patients alive long enough to recover.

What should I do if I think I might be infected with Zika virus?

To prevent others from getting sick, it is especially important to keep any mosquitoes from biting you and transmitting the disease to other people. Get plenty of rest and drink fluids to prevent dehydration. You should also contact your health care provider, especially if you are pregnant, to discuss your concerns, particularly if you are returning from a region where the disease is being transmitted by mosquitoes.

 

ZIKA VIRUS: 7 things you might want to know