2. Itching all over the body
When infected with Zika, an uncontrollable itch is likely to affect a person. This itchiness sensation is not limited to the bite site, although this is perhaps where the feeling will be first noticed and maybe even at its worst. The scalp can become itchy from the forehead to the back of the neck, but it is the arms and legs which bear the brunt of the sensation.
As with many insect bites, the body’s receptors are thrown out of whack with the invasion of some alien body in the blood system. The body reacts by causing itchiness to spread, even without the presence of bites at some of the itchiest places. As with most itchy spells, actually giving in to the urge to scratch seems to encourage the feeling and add fuel to the fire. It’s a lot easier said than done, but trying to ignore the feeling is for the best.