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J Orthomol Med



High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C Treatment for Zika Fever.


Gonzalez MJ, Berdiel MJ, Miranda-Massari JR, Duconge J, Rodríguez-López JL, Adrover-López PA
J Orthomol Med. 2016; 31(1):19-22.
PMID: 36177383.


The Zika Fever is a viral disease caused by a single-stranded RNA virus from the Flavivirus genus, Flaviviridae family, from the Spondweni group. Its transmission occurs through mosquito vectors, principally Aedes Aegypti. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. As of now, no vaccine exists for the virus and no official treatment has been developed aside from standard procedures of the use of acetaminophen (paracetamol) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This is a case report of a 54 year-old Hispanic female who arrived at the clinic with symptomatology congruent with the Zika fever. The patient was treated with high doses of intravenous vitamin C over three days. The symptoms resolved after the infusions without any side effects at day four. Recovery from this viral infection takes normally around two weeks. Based on the positive outcome in this case, we propose that intravenous vitamin C should be studied further as a potential treatment for acute viral infections.