Zika Virus Testing
CityDoc Urgent Care locations have authorization to test detection of Zika Virus. Our certified providers and skilled nurses have the right tools and tests to detect evidence of Zika infection. CityDoc is open seven days a week and takes most insurance plans as well as walk-in patients. We are open for extended hours to match your busy schedule. Visit us today at CityDoc Urgent Care Clinic near you and ease your mind if you have traveled to places where Zika Virus has been diagnosed. Call us or come in today to get tested.
Signs and symptoms of this disease include headaches, mild fever, muscle and joint pain, skin rashes, conjunctivitis and redness in the whites of the eye that last for 2-7 days. A majority of people do not have symptoms at all. This virus is been suspected of leaving thousands of babies born with underdeveloped brains when affected. Zika virus can be spread by having sex with someone infected with the virus and pregnant woman are at higher risk of being affected.
The Zika Virus also known as Zika fever or Zika disease is an infection first identified in Uganda in 1947 in monkeys through a monitored yellow fever study. Later in 1952 it was identified in humans in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. It is been said that this virus is now common in Africa and Asia. The Zika virus is related to the Dengue, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, & West Nile Viruses. This virus has unfortunately arrived in the United States, with mosquitoes first spreading the virus throughout Florida. Recently, diagnoses have been made in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana & Texas.