Zika virus: information for patients 

04/02/2016 00:00 
Zika virus: information for patients

Information about the Zika virus

This story, which was published on 4 February, is now out of date. Click here for more information about Zika virus.

If you are planning to have your baby at UCLH please inform your midwifery team if you have travelled to any of the areas affected by Zika virus. 

The infection often has no symptoms, but it can cause a mild ‘flu-like’ illness, consisting of a mild fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, red eyes and a rash.

The Hospital for Tropical Diseases can see pregnant women with symptoms on return from abroad, and will counsel/test as appropriate. We ask patients to telephone the clinic first on 020 3456 7891 before making the journey to us, so that we can advise whether attendance is necessary, and if so how urgent.  More information here.

If you are a UCLH patient please contact your midwife first.

If you are worried that you may have Zika, contact your GP. 

Up-to-date information on Zika outbreaks can be found on: NaTHNaC (National Travel Health Network and Centre) and NHS Choices.

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