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    Are sore throat and swallowing difficulty symptoms of Zika virus infection?

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Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Just returned from country that has zika virus
I have difficulty swallowing on one side of my throat
Eith burning sensation
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not a symptom of Zika infection!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this query.

Sore throat and difficulty swallowing is not a sign of Zika virus infection. Zika infection often presents with mild symptoms that last less than a week such as fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes.

Your symptoms are suggestive of a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract infection. I suggest you take tylenol: 1000mg thrice daily for pains. If this persists, then seek evaluation as you may need antibiotics in case it is a bacterial infection.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.
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