You Can Use:Topics:Public Health:Zika<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/PublishingImages/Topic%20Pages/ZikaPennsylvania.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, common symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes.</p><p>The first confirmed case came in Brazil in May 2015, but it made news in the U.S. with reported cases in January 2016.</p><p>PAMED will work with the state Department of Health to keep physicians and the public informed about Pennsylvania's preparedness for this virus.  </p> Zika Virus Testing Guidance Distributed by Pa. Department of Health<p>​On Sept. 12, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Health released revised Zika virus testing guidelines.<br></p>