Zika Virus Testing for Residents of Dallas, TX
Zika virus testing is available at Sinai Urgent Care in Dallas, Texas. If you have recently traveled to an area with known Zika cases, are pregnant, or would simply like to put your mind at ease, we encourage you to visit our fully equipped urgent care center to learn if you have been affected by the Zika virus.
The Zika virus usually spreads through the bites of infected mosquitoes, but it may also be transmitted through sex with an affected individual. The virus typically remains in the bloodstream for about one week. Many infected patients don’t have any symptoms, while others may experience mild fever, muscle aches, joint pain or skin rashes. Pregnant women should be particularly mindful to avoid traveling to areas with Zika, as this virus can cause serious developmental issues in unborn babies.
It’s important to note that the Zika virus is extremely rare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, just over 100 locally acquired cases of Zika have been reported in the U.S. as of October 2016. Still, it may be wise to undergo Zika virus testing if you are pregnant, considering starting a family, or would like to confirm that your symptoms are related to another virus.
At Sinai Urgent Care, we test for the Zika virus with a simple blood analysis right here at our Dallas, TX, center. We never require appointments and have extended hours every day of the week. Visit us on Sunday-Saturday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. If you decide to undergo testing, you’ll be able to share any concerns you may have with an experienced medical practitioner, who will be able to answer your questions and ensure you are healthy.
To learn more about Zika virus testing in Dallas, TX, contact Sinai Urgent Care today.