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Zika canada

Daozhou Gao, Yijun Lou, Daihai He, Travis C Porco, Yang Kuang, Gerardo Chowell, Shigui Ruan
The ongoing Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic in the Americas poses a major global public health emergency. While ZIKV is transmitted from human to human by bites of Aedes mosquitoes, recent evidence indicates that ZIKV can also be transmitted via sexual contact with cases of sexually transmitted ZIKV reported in Argentina, Canada, Chile, France, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, and the USA. Yet, the role of sexual transmission on the spread and control of ZIKV infection is not well-understood. We introduce a mathematical model to investigate the impact of mosquito-borne and sexual transmission on the spread and control of ZIKV and calibrate the model to ZIKV epidemic data from Brazil, Colombia, and El Salvador...
2016: Scientific Reports
Miriam Shuchman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2016: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
Björn Olsen, Åke Lundkvist
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus transmitted by Aedes mosquitos. The virus was discovered in 1947 in the Zika forest in Uganda. Symptomatic disease is usually mild and is characterized by maculopapular rash, headache, fever, arthralgia and conjunctivitis. Fatalities are rare. There is neither vaccine nor curative treatment available. In May 2015, the first observation of local virus transmission was reported from Brazil. During the expanding outbreak in the Americas, Zika virus infection has been associated with microcephaly in newborn and fetal losses in women infected with Zika virus during pregnancy...
2016: Läkartidningen
Kevin Fonseca, Bonnie Meatherall, Danielle Zarra, Michael Drebot, Judy MacDonald, Kanti Pabbaraju, Sallene Wong, Patricia Webster, Robbin Lindsay, Raymond Tellier
A woman who recently traveled to Thailand came to a local emergency department with a fever and papular rash. She was tested for measles, malaria, and dengue. Positive finding for IgM antibody against dengue and a failure to seroconvert for IgG against dengue for multiple blood samples suggested an alternate flavivirus etiology. Amplification of a conserved region of the non-structural protein 5 gene of the genus Flavivirus yielded a polymerase chain reaction product with a matching sequence of 99% identity with Zika virus...
November 2014: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
M Mácek, J Vávra, K Zíka
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June 1971: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
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