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寨卡病毒症状和体征

寨卡病毒病的潜伏期(从接触到出现症状的时间)并不明确,但可能为几天。疾病症状与登革热等其它虫媒病毒感染类似,包括发热、皮疹、结膜炎、肌肉和关节疼痛、浑身虚弱和头痛。这些症状往往较轻,持续2-7天。

Note: The above text has been adapted from: http://www.who.int/zh/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/zika-virus

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The symptoms of Zika virus and physical signs

The latent period (period between infection with a virus and the onset of symptoms) for Zika is unknown, but it might lasts for a couple of days . Symptoms are similar to anthropod-born viral infection like dengue including fever, rash, conjunctivities, musel and joint pains, malaise and headache. Symptoms of Zika virus are usually mild and lasr for 2 – 7 days .

Symptoms and signs of Zika virus
The latent period (the time between being infected by a virus and the onset of symptoms) for Zika is unknown, but it may be a couple of days. Symptoms are similar to arthropod-borne viral infections like dengue including fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, weakness and headache. Symptoms of Zika virus are usually mild and last for 2 – 7 days.

Notes:
1. Heading was a bit too long.
2. “but it may be a couple of days” as they are talking about the latent period, not how long you have the virus for.
3. infections
4. conjunctivitis
5. muscle not “musel”

Very good, mainly just some spelling mistakes and grammar issues. Keep up the good work with your Chinese to English translations!

Symptoms and Signs of Zika Virus

The latent period (the time between being exposed to the virus and symptoms onset) of Zika is unclear, but it could last for a couple of days. The symptoms are close to some arbovirus infections like dengue fever, including fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, soft asthenia and headache which are usually mild and last for 2 – 7 days.

Symptoms and Signs of Zika Virus

The latent period (the time between being exposed to the virus and symptoms onset) of Zika is unclear, but it could last for a couple of days. The symptoms are close to some arbovirus infections like dengue fever, including fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, soft asthenia and headache which are usually mild and last for 2 – 7 days.

Notes
“last for” or “be” a both ok here.
“soft asthenia” is fine here, but whenever this appears just be aware of the target market reading the document. If it’s for a high-school or something then you’d just write “weakness”.

No problems at all found with your translation. I’ll make the next Chinese to English translation a bit harder 🙂 Keep up the good work!

SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF ZIKA VIRUSES
Although the incubation of Zika virus (the period between infection and appearance of symptoms) is not clear, it can be several days.Symptoms of the disease, including mild fevers, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pains, whole-body lacks in strength, and headaches, is similar to infections of other arboviruses, such as dengue,These are usually mild symptoms, lasting 2 to 7 days.

SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF ZIKA VIRUS

Although the incubation period of Zika virus (the period between infection and appearance of symptoms) is not clear, it can be several days. Symptoms of the disease are similar to other arbovirus infections, such as dengue, including mild fevers, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, weakness, and headaches. These symptoms are usually mild and last for two to seven days.

Notes:
With numbers under 10 we usually write them out, e.g. “three”, not “3”.
Very good effort, looking forward to your next Chinese to English translation

Symptoms and Signs of Zika Virus
The incubation period of zika virus (from virus exposure to the onset of symptoms) is not clear, but it may last a few days. Zika virus has similar symptoms as dengue and other arbovirus infections, including fever, rashes, conjunctivitis, aching muscles and joints, a weak body and headache. These symptoms are usually slight and last from two to seven days.

Symptoms and Signs of Zika Virus
The incubation period of Zika virus (from exposure to the virus to the onset of symptoms) is not clear, but it may last a few days. Zika virus has similar symptoms as dengue and other arbovirus infections, including fever, rashes, conjunctivitis, aching muscles and joints, weakness and headaches. These symptoms are usually mild and last from two to seven days.

Notes:
1 collocation issue: you can have a “slight” or “mild” headache, but you can’t say “symptoms are usually slight”. You need to say “symptoms are usually mild”.

Really good English translation. Good heading and good use of your vocabulary.

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