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Zika virus disease

Disease definition

Zika virus disease is an emerging Aedes mosquito-born virus disease characterized by a clinical course that may be asymptomatic or mild with fever, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, headache, exanthema, but may also be associated with severe neurological (meningitis, meningoencephalitis and myelitis) and auto-immune (Guillain-Barre syndrome) complications, as well as a potential increase of birth defects (microcephaly) if the infection occurs during pregnancy.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Zika virus infection
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: A92.5
  • ICD-11: 1D48
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 12894
  • MedDRA: -

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