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Zika Virus: Yet Another Emerging Threat to Nepal.
J Nepal Health Res Counc. 2015 Sep-Dec; 13(31):248-51.JN

Abstract

Zika virus (ZIKV) is a flavivirus with single stranded RNA related to yellow fever, dengue, West Nile, and Japanese encephalitis viruses and is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes primarily by Aedes aegipti which is widely distributed in Nepal. ZIKV was first identified incidentally in Rhesus monkey in Uganda in 1947 and human infection in 1952; and by now outbreaks of ZIKV disease have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently declared the ZIKV an international public health emergency. The aim of this paper is to briefly summarize origin, signs, symptoms, transmission, diagnosis, preventions and management of ZIKV and possible threat to Nepal in light of endemicity of other arbovirus infections and common mosquito vector species in Nepal. Keyword: Aedes aegypti; aedes albopictus; zika virus; microcephaly; birth defect; Nepal.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Nepal Health Research Council, Ramshah Path, Kathmandu, Nepal.Tribhuvan University, Natural History Museum, Swayambhu, Nepal.Paropakar Maternity and Women's Hospital, Thapathali, Nepal.Leprosy Control Division, Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Kathmandu, Nepal.Nepal Health Research Council, Ramshah Path, kathmandu, Nepal.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27005721

Citation

Dhimal, M, et al. "Zika Virus: yet Another Emerging Threat to Nepal." Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, vol. 13, no. 31, 2015, pp. 248-51.
Dhimal M, Gautam I, Baral G, et al. Zika Virus: Yet Another Emerging Threat to Nepal. J Nepal Health Res Counc. 2015;13(31):248-51.
Dhimal, M., Gautam, I., Baral, G., Pandey, B., & Karki, K. B. (2015). Zika Virus: Yet Another Emerging Threat to Nepal. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, 13(31), 248-51.
Dhimal M, et al. Zika Virus: yet Another Emerging Threat to Nepal. J Nepal Health Res Counc. 2015;13(31):248-51. PubMed PMID: 27005721.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Zika Virus: Yet Another Emerging Threat to Nepal. AU - Dhimal,M, AU - Gautam,I, AU - Baral,G, AU - Pandey,B, AU - Karki,K B, PY - 2016/3/24/entrez PY - 2016/3/24/pubmed PY - 2016/11/1/medline SP - 248 EP - 51 JF - Journal of Nepal Health Research Council JO - J Nepal Health Res Counc VL - 13 IS - 31 N2 - Zika virus (ZIKV) is a flavivirus with single stranded RNA related to yellow fever, dengue, West Nile, and Japanese encephalitis viruses and is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes primarily by Aedes aegipti which is widely distributed in Nepal. ZIKV was first identified incidentally in Rhesus monkey in Uganda in 1947 and human infection in 1952; and by now outbreaks of ZIKV disease have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently declared the ZIKV an international public health emergency. The aim of this paper is to briefly summarize origin, signs, symptoms, transmission, diagnosis, preventions and management of ZIKV and possible threat to Nepal in light of endemicity of other arbovirus infections and common mosquito vector species in Nepal. Keyword: Aedes aegypti; aedes albopictus; zika virus; microcephaly; birth defect; Nepal. SN - 1999-6217 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27005721/Zika_Virus:_Yet_Another_Emerging_Threat_to_Nepal_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/zikavirus.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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