Zika Updates

Detection of Zika Virus Infection in Thailand, 2012–2014

Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging mosquito-borne pathogen with reported cases in Africa, Asia, and large outbreaks in the Pacific. No autochthonous ZIKV infections have been confirmed in Thailand. However, there have been several cases reported in travelers returning from Thailand. Here we report seven cases of acute ZIKV infection in Thai residents across the country confirmed by molecular or serological testing including sequence data. These endemic cases, combined with previous reports in travelers, provide evidence that ZIKV is widespread throughout Thailand. Source: Detection of Zika Virus Infection in Thailand, 2012–2014

Continue Reading...

Zika Infectivity and Transmission: Updates

Have There Been Any Reports of Airborne Transmission of Zika Virus? There have been no documented cases of airborne transmission of Zika virus. Zika virus, like other flaviviruses, such as dengue and chikungunya, is spread primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. What Is the Zika Virus Incubation Period? Although the exact incubation period of Zika virus has yet to be determined, evidence from case reports and experience from related flavivirus infections indicate that the incubation period is probably 3 days to 2 weeks. How Long Does Zika Virus Infectivity Last? Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected person

Continue Reading...

Get in Touch

Have feedback, suggestion, or any thought about our app? Feel free to contact us anytime, we will get back to you in 24 hours.