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Zika virus infections in three travellers returning from South America and the Caribbean respectively, to Montpellier, France, December 2015 to January 2016.
Euro Surveill 2016; 21(6)ES

Abstract

We report three unrelated cases of Zika virus infection in patients returning from Martinique, Brazil and Colombia respectively, to Montpellier, France. They developed symptoms compatible with a mosquito-borne disease, and serological and molecular investigations indicated a recent Zika virus infection. Considering the recent warning for the likely teratogenicity of Zika virus and the presence of competent mosquito vectors in southern France, these cases highlight the need for awareness of physicians and laboratories in Europe.

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Montpellier University Hospital, Montpellier, France.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26898198

Citation

Maria, Alexandre Thibault, et al. "Zika Virus Infections in Three Travellers Returning From South America and the Caribbean Respectively, to Montpellier, France, December 2015 to January 2016." Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, vol. 21, no. 6, 2016.
Maria AT, Maquart M, Makinson A, et al. Zika virus infections in three travellers returning from South America and the Caribbean respectively, to Montpellier, France, December 2015 to January 2016. Euro Surveill. 2016;21(6).
Maria, A. T., Maquart, M., Makinson, A., Flusin, O., Segondy, M., Leparc-Goffart, I., ... Foulongne, V. (2016). Zika virus infections in three travellers returning from South America and the Caribbean respectively, to Montpellier, France, December 2015 to January 2016. Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, 21(6), doi:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.6.30131.
Maria AT, et al. Zika Virus Infections in Three Travellers Returning From South America and the Caribbean Respectively, to Montpellier, France, December 2015 to January 2016. Euro Surveill. 2016;21(6) PubMed PMID: 26898198.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Zika virus infections in three travellers returning from South America and the Caribbean respectively, to Montpellier, France, December 2015 to January 2016. AU - Maria,Alexandre Thibault, AU - Maquart,Marianne, AU - Makinson,Alain, AU - Flusin,Olivier, AU - Segondy,Michel, AU - Leparc-Goffart,Isabelle, AU - Le Moing,Vincent, AU - Foulongne,Vincent, PY - 2016/01/28/received PY - 2016/02/10/accepted PY - 2016/2/23/entrez PY - 2016/2/24/pubmed PY - 2016/7/12/medline KW - Caribbean KW - France KW - South America KW - Zika virus KW - imported viral disease JF - Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin JO - Euro Surveill. VL - 21 IS - 6 N2 - We report three unrelated cases of Zika virus infection in patients returning from Martinique, Brazil and Colombia respectively, to Montpellier, France. They developed symptoms compatible with a mosquito-borne disease, and serological and molecular investigations indicated a recent Zika virus infection. Considering the recent warning for the likely teratogenicity of Zika virus and the presence of competent mosquito vectors in southern France, these cases highlight the need for awareness of physicians and laboratories in Europe. SN - 1560-7917 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26898198/Zika_virus_infections_in_three_travellers_returning_from_South_America_and_the_Caribbean_respectively_to_Montpellier_France_December_2015_to_January_2016_ L2 - http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=21374 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -