The zika virus disease: An overview

Galán Huerta, Kame Alberto y Rivas Estilla, Ana María y Martinez Landeros, E. A. y Arellanos Soto, Daniel y Ramos Jiménez, Javier (2016) The zika virus disease: An overview. Medicina universitaria, 18 (71). pp. 115-124. ISSN 1665-5796

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The zika virus, another re-emerging Flavivirus transmitted to humans by mosquitoes, is responsible for the most recent fever outbreak in the Americas and the Pacific, starting in 2015. The immunologically naïve population in the Americas favors the spread of epidemics. The zika fever is characterized by febrile illness, malaise, conjunctivitis and a maculopapular rash. Similar to other arboviroses recently spread in the Americas, there is no specific or effective antiviral therapy and vaccines are still in trials. The only effective preventive measures consist of individual protection against mosquito bites and vector control. This febrile illness increases the epidemiological and public health challenge existing in America, where the population is already fighting against dengue and chikungunya fever. Disease prevention is important due to the economic burden it entails. The fact of sexual and transfusion virus transmission is a great challenge to overcome. Doctors need to distinguish between dengue, chikungunya and other diseases to give a successful treatment and prevent the disease spreading.

Tipo de elemento: Article
Palabras claves no controlados: Zika virus; Fever; Outbreak; Americas; Aedes aegypti
Materias: R Medicina > RA Aspectos Públicos de la Medicina
Divisiones: Medicina
Usuario depositante: Lic. Jesús E. Alvarado
Creadores:
CreadorEmailORCID
Galán Huerta, Kame AlbertoNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Rivas Estilla, Ana MaríaNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Martinez Landeros, E. A.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Arellanos Soto, Danield_arellanos_s@yahoo.comNO ESPECIFICADO
Ramos Jiménez, JavierNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Fecha del depósito: 22 Nov 2016 20:32
Última modificación: 22 Nov 2016 20:32
URI: http://eprints.uanl.mx/id/eprint/11729

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