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Zika Virus in the Americas: A Review for Clinicians.
Mayo Clin Proc 2016; 91(4):514-21MC

Abstract

Zika virus has recently emerged as a new public health threat. An arthropod-borne virus named after the Zika forest in Uganda, it was first discovered in 1947. The virus caused only sporadic cases of Zika infection in Africa and Southeast Asia until 2007, when the first large outbreak occurred in the Yap State in the Federated States of Micronesia. Another outbreak in French Polynesia in 2013 was notable for being associated temporally with an increase in cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome. In 2015, the virus was first reported in Brazil and since then has spread explosively through several additional countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean. Simultaneously, several of these countries have seen a dramatic increase in the incidence of infants born with microcephaly. The rapid spread of Zika virus through the Americas, together with the association of infection with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, has resulted in the World Health Organization declaring a public health emergency. Zika virus has the potential to spread to new areas where the Aedes mosquito vector is present and therefore presents a risk to the United States. This concise review describes the clinical features of Zika virus infection and provides advice for clinicians on counseling travelers and others about the disease.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Electronic address: sampathkumar.priya@mayo.edu.Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27046524

Citation

Sampathkumar, Priya, and Joyce L. Sanchez. "Zika Virus in the Americas: a Review for Clinicians." Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol. 91, no. 4, 2016, pp. 514-21.
Sampathkumar P, Sanchez JL. Zika Virus in the Americas: A Review for Clinicians. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016;91(4):514-21.
Sampathkumar, P., & Sanchez, J. L. (2016). Zika Virus in the Americas: A Review for Clinicians. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 91(4), pp. 514-21. doi:10.1016/j.mayocp.2016.02.017.
Sampathkumar P, Sanchez JL. Zika Virus in the Americas: a Review for Clinicians. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016;91(4):514-21. PubMed PMID: 27046524.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Zika Virus in the Americas: A Review for Clinicians. AU - Sampathkumar,Priya, AU - Sanchez,Joyce L, PY - 2016/02/09/received PY - 2016/02/23/revised PY - 2016/02/23/accepted PY - 2016/4/6/entrez PY - 2016/4/6/pubmed PY - 2016/8/16/medline SP - 514 EP - 21 JF - Mayo Clinic proceedings JO - Mayo Clin. Proc. VL - 91 IS - 4 N2 - Zika virus has recently emerged as a new public health threat. An arthropod-borne virus named after the Zika forest in Uganda, it was first discovered in 1947. The virus caused only sporadic cases of Zika infection in Africa and Southeast Asia until 2007, when the first large outbreak occurred in the Yap State in the Federated States of Micronesia. Another outbreak in French Polynesia in 2013 was notable for being associated temporally with an increase in cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome. In 2015, the virus was first reported in Brazil and since then has spread explosively through several additional countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean. Simultaneously, several of these countries have seen a dramatic increase in the incidence of infants born with microcephaly. The rapid spread of Zika virus through the Americas, together with the association of infection with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, has resulted in the World Health Organization declaring a public health emergency. Zika virus has the potential to spread to new areas where the Aedes mosquito vector is present and therefore presents a risk to the United States. This concise review describes the clinical features of Zika virus infection and provides advice for clinicians on counseling travelers and others about the disease. SN - 1942-5546 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27046524/Zika_Virus_in_the_Americas:_A_Review_for_Clinicians_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0025-6196(16)00148-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -