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Bloodshot Eyes, Red Rashes: What Zika Virus Infection Looks Like

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    Bloodshot Eyes, Red Rashes: What Zika Virus Infection Looks Like
    Amit Garg, MD / Department of Dermatology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
    A 44-year-old man developed a painful rash when he became infected with Zika virus in Puerto Rico.

    As mosquito season starts in the U.S., local outbreaks are possible in areas where Aedes aegypti mosquitoes circulate and a team of New York doctors who treated a Zika patient said they want doctors around the country to know what they look like so they can be on the lookout, NBC News reported.

    In a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association's JAMA Dermatology, doctors said a 44-year-old patient infected with Zika started with a headache. Within days, a red rash started forming on his hands, arms and spread to his body. By the third day, the rash had moved all the way down his body and his feet were on fire.

    "The patient also noted that his eyes appeared 'bloodshot.' As the eruption faded on the upper body, it became more apparent on the lower body," they wrote.