zika virus


Skin Symptoms of Zika Virus

Cutaneous Manifestations of Zika Virus Zika virus has always been around. People have known about Zika virus since 1949 when it was isolated from a monkey. (1) Yet it seems like Zika virus became a worldwide public health concern overnight. The virus was originally contained within the equatorial belt in African and Asia, but in 2007 the first case was documented in a human host. (2) And now it’s made its way to the United States. Zika virus infection is an important diagnosis for the dermatologist to keep in mind. The infection presents with classic dermatologic symptoms. The skin symptoms […]