Should I Be Worried about Zika on My Cruise? What is the Zika virus? The Zika virus gets its name from the Zika Forest of Uganda, which is where the mosquito-borne virus was first isolated back in 1947. What are the symptoms? The most commonly reported symptoms associated with this virus are joint pain, fever, rash, headaches, muscle pain and conjunctivitis. Some cruise passengers prefer to let the cruise line…