Scientists in the U.S. have found a new virus, a strain of Zika that can be transmitted through sexual contact, and that can affect both adults and children.
What does it mean for you and your family?
This week, scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the first positive case of Zika virus, or ZIKV, in an adult male in Brazil.
The discovery came on the heels of two cases of Zika transmission in adults and a recent case in a newborn baby in the United States.
Zika can be passed from an infected person to an uninfected person through direct contact with the saliva of an infected mosquito, according to the NIH.
Infected people have symptoms of a virus such as fever, rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis and joint pain.
What you need to know about Zika virus: What to know before Zika virus hits U.K. In the U, a rash and fever are among the symptoms of Zika.
But the virus can also cause mild to moderate symptoms that include headache, fatigue, muscle aches and joint aches.
The U.N. has declared a global emergency for the virus and has been urging the U.-S.
to move quickly to contain the outbreak.
On Wednesday, the U-K.
government issued a warning that there is a higher risk of spreading Zika to U..
And the U., which is hosting a soccer tournament in June, is also considering hosting a game between two U.s. teams in the summer, according the Associated Press.
So far, there has been no confirmed case of the virus in people outside the U U. How you can protect yourself and your loved ones against Zika virus and other emerging infectious diseases: There are two ways to protect yourself against Zika.
You can get tested for the disease and prevent the spread of the infection, or you can have regular, low-cost, high-quality exams to confirm your health status.
But there is no vaccine to prevent the virus from spreading.
Your best option is to stay home and monitor your body temperature and your circulation, according CDC.
A person who is symptomatic for at least two weeks can be vaccinated against Zika, but a person with symptoms should stay home.
Also, if you have traveled to a country with Zika outbreaks, CDC recommends avoiding traveling to those areas.