There is no specific medicine or vaccine for Zika virus. Treat the symptoms. Get plenty of rest. Drink fluids to prevent dehydration.Take medicine such as acetaminophen or paracetamol to reduce fever and pain.
Do not take aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) until dengue can be ruled out to reduce the risk of bleeding. If you are taking medicine for another medical condition, talk to your healthcare provider before taking additional medication.
If you think you may have or had Zika tell your doctor or healthcare provider and take these steps to protect others.
Take steps to protect yourself from exposure to the person’s blood and body fluids (urine, stool, vomit). If you are pregnant, you can care for someone with Zika if you follow these steps.
If you visit a family member or friend with Zika in a hospital, you should avoid contact with the person’s blood and body fluids and surfaces with these fluids on them. Helping the person sit up or walk should not expose you. Make sure to wash your hands before and after touching the person.