Zika virus can be harmless and only cause the minor flu. In many cases, there are not any symptoms. There are sometimes very mild symptoms that are hard to detect. However, this is variable, and some people will experience symptoms like fever, achy joints, rash, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The virus can only stay in your blood for a week. So it can become harmless once it leaves your bloodstream. However, it can be found in some of the body fluids including the saliva, urine, and semen. This helps the virus stay for a longer period in the body.
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