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dv8

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looks like i might have had this zika thing as well. one day kinda felt weak, muscle pain, slight fever. next day i started coming with redness, the following day full blown smallpox body.
no other symptoms tho, no headaches, no more pains, no more fever, just this nasty rash. did not bother to go to the doctor either but i drunk lots of gatorade and took allergy pills.
few days later i'm as good as new.
 

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There is more evidence that Zika is not responsible for microcephaly but that will not stop the WHO or CDC for finding another reason for a vaccine.
https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/zika-hoax-strategy-of-liars-house-of-cards/
If someone has joint pain check out DMSO I gave it to two doctors here for the arthritic pain in chicenguga and I use it here in the campo and all worked good even the doctors said it worked.Removed pain in minutes.
 

JayinRD

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Based on Zika cases in the USA I think we will find out that it is not just transmitted by direct mosquito contact. How many of you with your recent self diagnosed Zika cases had recent mosquito bites?
 
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Matilda

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I have just had Zika. Having been here for 15 years I do not react to mosquito bites and get very few. A couple of weeks ago I felt one on my ankle during the day which swelled a little. Two days later I was tired with painful hands and feet and conjunctivitis. Two days after that, bright red eyes, worse joint pain and full body rash. Three days later back to normal.

Matilda
 

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I have just had Zika. Having been here for 15 years I do not react to mosquito bites and get very few. A couple of weeks ago I felt one on my ankle during the day which swelled a little. Two days later I was tired with painful hands and feet and conjunctivitis. Two days after that, bright red eyes, worse joint pain and full body rash. Three days later back to normal.

Matilda

Yep that is exactly how mine felt.
 

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here's a pic of my rash. from my face to me feet:

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I have a friend here in Cabarete who we think has Zika.

His symptoms have been conjunctivitis, low grade fever (37.5), cold, tired, and some muscle/joint pain. He is in day 3 of the conjunctivitis. No rash yet.

Does that correlate in general with what you've had? Maybe 3-4 more days of discomfort for him?
 

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miesposo had it worse than me, maybe 5 or 6 days of feeling weak and tired (no conjunctivitis, bad rash). so few more days sound about right. it also correspond with what other posters said.

gatorade helped me a lot to feel more energized. hope your friend gets better soon.
 

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miesposo had it worse than me, maybe 5 or 6 days of feeling weak and tired (no conjunctivitis, bad rash). so few more days sound about right. it also correspond with what other posters said.

gatorade helped me a lot to feel more energized. hope your friend gets better soon.

Thanks, dv8. Glad you're over yours... I believe I read that once you've had it, you're considered to be immune to future infection.
 

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The only good thing about yet another virus is that this is not as bad as some of the others with the exception of small head baby issues:

Common symptoms of infection with the virus include mild headaches, maculopapular rash, fever, malaise, pink eye (e.g. light sensitivity), and joint pains. The first well-documented case of Zika virus was described in 1964, began with a mild headache, and progressed to a maculopapular rash, fever, and back pain. Within two days, the rash was fading, and within three days, the fever resolved and only the rash remained. Thus far, Zika fever has been a relatively mild disease with limited scope, with only one in five persons developing symptoms, with no fatalities, but its true potential as a viral agent of disease is unknown.[8]

As of 2016, no vaccine or preventive drug is available. Symptoms can be treated with acetaminophen or paracetamol, while aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should only be used when dengue has been ruled out to reduce the risk of bleeding.[15]

In a French Polynesian epidemic, 73 cases of Guillain?Barr? syndrome and other neurologic conditions occurred in a population of 270,000, which may be complications of Zika virus.[10] The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control issued in December 2015 a comprehensive update on the possible association of Zika virus with congenital microcephaly and Guillain?Barr? syndrome.[16]
Microcephaly

Data suggest that newborns of mothers who had Zika virus infection during pregnancy are at an increased risk for microcephaly. Since December 2015, it has been suspected (but not proven) that a transplacental infection of the fetus may lead to microcephaly and brain damage.[17]

In November 2015, Zika virus was isolated in a newborn from the northeastern state of Cear?, Brazil, with microcephaly and other congenital issues. In 2015, 2,782 cases of microcephaly occurred compared with 147 in 2014 and 167 in 2013.[18][19] The Lancet reported in January 2016 that the Brazilian Ministry of Health had only "confirmed 134 cases of microcephaly believed to be associated with Zika virus infection ? a further 2,165 cases in 549 counties in 20 states are under investigation".[20]

In January 2016, a baby in Oahu was born with microcephaly, the first case in the United States of brain damage linked to the virus. The baby and mother tested positive for a past Zika virus infection. The mother, who likely had acquired the virus while traveling in Brazil in May 2015 during the early stages of her pregnancy, had reported her bout of Zika. She recovered before relocating to Hawaii. Although her pregnancy had progressed normally, the baby's condition was not known until birth.[21]

My wife and i got the zika shot from that bad mosquito. A real chiety experience like you mention, but no cure.
I flew to north America without seen a doc. the only solution drink a lot and rest !!!
 

Uzin

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Isn't the only way to say you have Zika to test specifically for that virus in your blood !?

I mean, just because you are tired a bit and have fever and a few other symptoms surely can't be enough, it could be a lot of other things...
 

dv8

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yep, totally. but if you hear the sound of the hoofs you think of a horse, not of a zebra.

i cannot say for sure i had it but symptoms and the course of illness seem to point that way.
 
Isn't the only way to say you have Zika to test specifically for that virus in your blood !?

I mean, just because you are tired a bit and have fever and a few other symptoms surely can't be enough, it could be a lot of other things...

My case was VERY obvious it was Zika, no need for a blood test. The rash, fever, itchy, pain, exhaustion, the red eyes...those red eyes are freaky!!!