According to the World Health Organization:
Within a period of 2 to 7 days, some or all of the following symptoms may be present:
Keep in mind that many Zika cases are asymptomatic- 4 out of 5 people infected with the Zika virus experience light symptoms or no symptoms at all.
In order to prevent possible infection with the Zika virus:
A significant increase in Guillain-Barré syndrome has been tied to the Zika epidemics in Brazil and French Polynesia. Although the direct relationship remains unclear and additional study is required, the general belief at this point is that they are connected.
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the nerves. Muscle weakness and tingling in the extremities are usually the first symptoms. If the respiratory muscles are affected, Guillain-Barré syndrome can become a medical emergency. The majority of people with Guillain-Barré syndrome recover, but some continue to experience weakness.
If you are infected with the Zika virus and begin to experience symptoms associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome, go to your closest health center!