Zika Text PictureZika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. For updated information on the Zika virus, please refer to the following resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Zika Virus Webpage

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC For Pregnant Women Webpage

llinois Department of Public Health& Zika Virus Webpage

Illinois Department of Public Health Zika Questions and Answers 2.4.16

Winnebago County Health Department Health Alert

Illinois Contact Information

  • If you have returned from a country where Zika virus is circulating and you have symptoms of Zika in the two weeks following your return, call your doctor and report your travel history and symptoms.
  • If you are a doctor seeing a symptomatic patient who has traveled to a country where Zika virus is circulating, please contact your local health department to discuss possible Zika virus testing.