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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 122-130

ZIKA virus disease: An update

Senior Resident, Department of Community Medicine, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Anika Sulania
JA-23, UGF, Khirki Extension, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi - 110 017
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DOI: 10.4103/2394-7438.191666

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Zika virus is responsible for causing Zika virus disease (ZVD), is another vector borne disease which is being linked to the sudden rise of microcephaly in few states of United States of America and the cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome in French Polynesia. Looking at the cases and the relation between congenital malformations found in children of women who were suffering from ZVD, it has been declared as public health emergency of international concern by World Health Organization in February 2016 and now it has become important local public threat with impending pandemicity. Case fatality though is not very high but number of suffering individuals crossed 5 lakh alone in Brazil and still increasing. The symptoms are similar to Dengue virus disease or Chikungunya virus disease.

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