In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between 7.6 million and 10.6 millions people have contracted Zika infection since the start of the outbreak, with another 1.3 million being hospitalized.
The majority of the infections have been in the Caribbean, with more than half of all infections in the United Kingdom.
The CDC is also warning Americans that they can get Zika-related microcephaly in the first half of 2018, which could mean that babies born to women who had Zika-infected fetuses are less likely to have brain damage.
The Centers for Children and Families is advising pregnant women to avoid wearing swimsuits while traveling to parts of the country with Zika-affected areas, and pregnant women who have had symptoms of Zika infection should stay home.
Here are some key points about the Zika virus:How the virus spreadsThe most common way for a Zika infection to spread is through direct contact with an infected person, such as sharing bodily fluids, kissing or hugging, or having sex.
In contrast, the most common route for Zika transmission is through sexual contact, according to the CDC.
A mosquito-borne virus that is spread through mosquito bites can be spread from person to person, but there are no specific health risks associated with the virus, said Dr. Eric Schoellkopf, the CDC’s director of the Division of Global Preparedness.
However, mosquitoes do carry the virus to people, including pregnant women, if they are bitten.
“If you’re bitten by a mosquito, then you’re not immune, but you still get the virus,” Schoelkopfe said.
The virus can be passed to a baby by a woman who has a sexually transmitted infection or by a pregnant woman who contracted the virus through a sexual encounter.
The symptoms of a Zika-associated illness are similar to those of a flu, including fever, chills, cough and joint pain.
However Zika can cause more severe symptoms, such for example, fevers and joint swelling.
The first signs of a fever are usually mild, but can quickly escalate into a more severe, more severe and possibly fatal illness.
A person with a fever or a rash typically goes into shock, sometimes with hallucinations, loss of consciousness and loss of muscle control.
In rare cases, a person may have a seizure.
Symptoms may also become more severe with time, particularly for pregnant women.
The illness can be life-threatening if left untreated.
How the disease spreadsThe virus can spread through the air, but only through direct, close contact.
The most common ways of spreading Zika virus are through contact with infected people, or through mosquitoes that are bitten by infected people.
The CDC advises pregnant women and women with sexually transmitted infections to stay home during the first six months of pregnancy, but that it will allow for a period of time during the incubation period when mosquitoes can be seen.
The virus also can spread when it comes into contact with the blood or urine of an infected infected person or person in close proximity to an infected body.
A person infected with Zika who becomes ill can pass the virus on to other people, which can cause the illness to spread to others.
In the United Arab Emirates, the first symptoms of infection are mild fever, a cough and sore throat.
The disease is milder in the Arabian Gulf and the Horn of Africa, with fever ranging from 35 to 70 degrees.
In some parts of Africa and the Caribbean islands, Zika infections have spread to other parts of these countries.
In other parts, such a virus can have a life-long effect.
In Brazil, for example:A pregnant woman infected with the Zika infection can transmit the virus in the womb to her unborn child.
The fetus can then pass the infection to another pregnant woman and their baby can also carry the Zika-like illness.
In other cases, the infection can cause birth defects.
In a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers found that if a pregnant women with Zika virus symptoms in the second trimester was treated in hospital for symptoms, the fetus would be born with a low birth weight.
However the baby would have a high risk of brain damage, including hearing loss and learning difficulties.