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What is Zika virus?
Zika virus disease is a viral disease spread to people through bites of infected Asian tiger and yellow fever mosquitoes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this mosquito-borne disease was first discovered in 1947 and is named after the Zika forest in Uganda. In 1952, the first human cases of Zika were detected and since then, outbreaks of Zika have been reported in tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

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1. What is Zika virus?
2. How serious is a Zika virus infection?
3. Why should pregnant women take special precautions to prevent Zika?
4. How do you get Zika?
5. What are the symptoms of Zika?
6. How long do symptoms of Zika last?
7. How is Zika diagnosed?
8. What is Loudoun County doing to help keep people safe from Zika?
9. Why is it important to know if a case of Zika was transmitted locally instead of through travel?
10. Where can I learn more about Zika?

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