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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991697/zika-virus-disease-associated-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-barranquilla-colombia-2015-2016
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Jorge L Salinas, Diana M Walteros, Ashley Styczynski, Flavio Garzón, Hernán Quijada, Elsa Bravo, Pablo Chaparro, Javier Madero, Jorge Acosta-Reyes, Jeremy Ledermann, Zuleima Arteta, Erin Borland, Paul Burns, Maritza Gonzalez, Ann M Powers, Marcela Mercado, Alma Solano, James J Sejvar, Martha L Ospina
BACKGROUND: An outbreak of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a disorder characterized by acute, symmetric limb weakness with decreased or absent deep-tendon reflexes, was reported in Barranquilla, Colombia, after the introduction of Zika virus in 2015. We reviewed clinical data for GBS cases in Barranquilla and performed a case-control investigation to assess the association of suspect and probable Zika virus disease with GBS. METHODS: We used the Brighton Collaboration Criteria to confirm reported GBS patients in Barranquilla during October 2015-April 2016...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975230/ocular-histopathologic-features-of-congenital-zika-syndrome
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Maria P Fernandez, Edgar Parra Saad, Martha Ospina Martinez, Sheryl Corchuelo, Marcela Mercado Reyes, Maria Jose Herrera, Miguel Parra Saavedra, Angelica Rico, Angela M Fernandez, Richard K Lee, Camila V Ventura, Audina M Berrocal, Sander R Dubovy
Importance: Congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) is known to be associated with severe malformations in newborns. Although microcephaly is the hallmark of this disease, the ocular findings are important given the severe visual impairment that has been observed in these patients. Regardless of the increased number of CZS cases reported, to date, no studies have described the ocular histopathologic findings of this entity. Objectives: To evaluate the presence of Zika virus (ZIKV) antigens and describe the associated ocular histopathologic features of 4 cases of CZS...
September 21, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956541/spatial-distribution-of-zika-virus-infection-in-northeastern-colombia
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Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales, Ubydul Haque, Jacob Ball, Carlos Julian García-Loaiza, Maria Leonor Galindo-Marquez, Juan Alejandro Sabogal-Roman, Santiago Marin-Loaiza, Andrés Felipe Ayala, Carlos O Lozada-Riascos, Fredi A Diaz-Quijano, Jorge L Alvarado-Socarras
In this study, we investigated the weekly reported spatio-temporal distribution and topographic risk factors for Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in northeastern Colombia. Weekly reported surveillance data, including clinical, suspected and confirmed cases from the ongoing ZIKV epidemic in the Santander and Norte de Santander departments (Santanderes) in Colombia were used to estimate cumulative incidence rates. Spatial analysis was performed to develop hot spot maps and to identify spatial topographic risk factors for infection...
September 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914749/raised-frequency-of-microcephaly-related-to-zika-virus-infection-in-two-birth-defects-surveillance-systems-in-bogot%C3%A3-and-cali-colombia
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Paula Hurtado-Villa, Angie K Puerto, Salomé Victoria, Gloria Gracia, Lesly Guasmayán, Patricia Arce, Gilberto Álvarez, Esperanza Blandón, Nubia Rengifo, Jorge A Holguín, Alexander Durán, Ignacio Zarante
Zika virus infection during pregnancy is now known to cause congenital microcephaly and severe brain defects. In 2016, rates of microcephaly appeared to start increasing around May, peaking in July, and declining through December. The occurrence of microcephaly appears to have increased nearly 4-fold in 2 large cities in Colombia, concurrently with the reported Zika virus epidemic in the country.
October 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854106/mosquito-vector-biology-and-control-in-latin-america-a-27th-symposium
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Lee W Cohnstaedt, Catalina Alfonso-Parra, Ildefonso Fernandez-Salas
The 27th Annual Latin American Symposium presented by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) was held as part of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the AMCA in San Diego, CA, in February 2017. The Latin American Symposia promote the participation of vector control specialists, public health workers, and academicians from Latin America and the sharing of data between continents. Generally, presentations are in Spanish and simultaneously translated in English, although the majority of PowerPoint slides are in English so all meeting attendees can understand the content...
September 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829235/taking-innovative-vector-control-interventions-in-urban-latin-america-to-scale-lessons-learnt-from-multi-country-implementation-research
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Juliana Quintero, Tatiana García-Betancourt, Andrea Caprara, Cesar Basso, Elsa Garcia da Rosa, Pablo Manrique-Saide, Giovanini Coelho, Gustavo Sánchez-Tejeda, Felipe Dzul-Manzanilla, Diego Alejandro García, Gabriel Carrasquilla, Eduardo Alfonso-Sierra, Cyntia Monteiro Vasconcelos Motta, Johannes Sommerfeld, Axel Kroeger
Prior to the current public health emergency following the emergence of chikungunya and Zika Virus Disease in the Americas during 2014 and 2015, multi-country research investigated between 2011 and 2013 the efficacy of novel Aedes aegypti intervention packages through cluster randomised controlled trials in four Latin-American cities: Fortaleza (Brazil); Girardot (Colombia), Acapulco (Mexico) and Salto (Uruguay). Results from the trials led to a scaling up effort of the interventions at city levels. Scaling up refers to deliberate efforts to increase the impact of successfully tested health interventions to benefit more people and foster policy and program development in a sustainable way...
September 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806479/zika-virus-disease-in-children-in-colombia-august-2015-to-may-2016
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Natalia Tolosa, Sarah C Tinker, Oscar Pacheco, Diana Valencia, Daniela Salas Botero, Van T Tong, Marcela Mercado, Suzanne M Gilboa, Maritza Gonzalez, Christina A Nelson, Lissethe Pardo, Carol Y Rao, Angélica Rico, Meredith Moore, Edgar Parra, Margaret A Honein, Martha L Ospina Martínez
BACKGROUND: Children are considered a potentially vulnerable population for Zika virus infection. However, data on paediatric Zika virus infection are sparse. METHODS: We analysed data from Colombia's national surveillance system during the 2015-2016 Zika virus outbreak on patients meeting the clinical case definition of Zika virus disease (ZVD) among children aged 1 month to 18 years to estimate incidence by demographic characteristics and characterize the occurrence of selected complications...
August 14, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803069/estimating-the-reproductive-number-total-outbreak-size-and-reporting-rates-for-zika-epidemics-in-south-and-central-america
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Deborah P Shutt, Carrie A Manore, Stephen Pankavich, Aaron T Porter, Sara Y Del Valle
As South and Central American countries prepare for increased birth defects from Zika virus outbreaks and plan for mitigation strategies to minimize ongoing and future outbreaks, understanding important characteristics of Zika outbreaks and how they vary across regions is a challenging and important problem. We developed a mathematical model for the 2015/2016 Zika virus outbreak dynamics in Colombia, El Salvador, and Suriname. We fit the model to publicly available data provided by the Pan American Health Organization, using Approximate Bayesian Computation to estimate parameter distributions and provide uncertainty quantification...
July 13, 2017: Epidemics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767730/community-context-and-sub-neighborhood-scale-detail-to-explain-dengue-chikungunya-and-zika-patterns-in-cali-colombia
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Amy R Krystosik, Andrew Curtis, Paola Buritica, Jayakrishnan Ajayakumar, Robert Squires, Diana Dávalos, Robinson Pacheco, Madhav P Bhatta, Mark A James
BACKGROUND: Cali, Colombia has experienced chikungunya and Zika outbreaks and hypoendemic dengue. Studies have explained Cali's dengue patterns but lack the sub-neighborhood-scale detail investigated here. METHODS: Spatial-video geonarratives (SVG) with Ministry of Health officials and Community Health Workers were collected in hotspots, providing perspective on perceptions of why dengue, chikungunya and Zika hotspots exist, impediments to control, and social outcomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750651/a-cross-sectional-survey-of-aedes-aegypti-immature-abundance-in-urban-and-rural-household-containers-in-central-colombia
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Hans J Overgaard, Víctor Alberto Olano, Juan Felipe Jaramillo, María Inés Matiz, Diana Sarmiento, Thor Axel Stenström, Neal Alexander
BACKGROUND: Aedes aegypti, the major vector of dengue, breeds in domestic water containers. The development of immature mosquitoes in such containers is influenced by various environmental, ecological and socioeconomic factors. Urban and rural disparities in water storage practices and water source supply may affect mosquito immature abundance and, potentially, dengue risk. We evaluated the effect of water and container characteristics on A. aegypti immature abundance in urban and rural areas...
July 27, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724972/asymptomatic-transmission-and-the-dynamics-of-zika-infection
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Seyed M Moghadas, Affan Shoukat, Aquino L Espindola, Rafael S Pereira, Fatima Abdirizak, Marek Laskowski, Cecile Viboud, Gerardo Chowell
Following the 2013-14 outbreak in French Polynesia, the Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic spread widely to many countries where Aedes Aegypti as the main transmitting vector is endemic. The lack of a second wave of ZIKV infection in most affected regions may suggest that a sufficiently high level of herd immunity was reached during the first wave. We developed an agent-based transmission model to investigate the role of asymptomatic infection on the likelihood of observing a second wave, while accounting for its relative transmissibility...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686321/stratifying-the-potential-local-transmission-of-zika-in-municipalities-of-antioquia-colombia
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Juan Ospina, Doracelly Hincapie-Palacio, Jesús Ochoa, Adriana Molina, Guillermo Rúa, Dubán Pájaro, Marcela Arrubla, Rita Almanza, Marlio Paredes, Anuj Mubayi
OBJECTIVE: To stratify and understand the potential transmission processes of Zika virus in Colombia, in order to effectively address the efforts on surveillance and disease control. METHODS: We compare R0 of Zika for municipalities based on data from the regional surveillance system of Antioquia, Colombia. The basic reproduction number (R0 ) and its 95% confidence intervals were estimated from an SIR model with implicit vector dynamics, in terms of recovered individuals in each time unit, using an approximate solution...
October 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678053/raised-frequency-of-central-nervous-system-malformations-related-to-zika-virus-infection-in-two-birth-defects-surveillance-systems-in-bogot%C3%A3-and-cali-colombia
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Paula Hurtado-Villa, Angie K Puerto, Salomé Victoria, Gloria Gracia, Lesly Guasmayán, Patricia Arce, Gilberto Álvarez, Esperanza Blandón, Nubia Rengifo, Jorge A Holguín, Alexander Durán, Ignacio Zarante
Zika virus infection during pregnancy is now known to cause congenital microcephaly and severe brain defects. Colombia has been experiencing an epidemic wave of Zika infection, starting approximately in October 2015. Here we document the trends of microcephaly and severe CNS malformations in two major cities in Colombia from 2012 through 2016, tracking the epidemiologic curve from before through the major Zika epidemic so far. METHODS: The study included neural tube defects (anencephaly, spina bifida, encephalocele), holoprosencephaly, and hydrocephaly...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645459/-hotline-for-zika-virus-experience-of-a-tropical-and-travel-medicine-unit
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Marta Díaz-Menéndez, Fernando de la Calle-Prieto, Marta Arsuaga, Elena Trigo, Concepción Ladrón de Guevara, Pablo Barreiro, Clara Crespillo, Mar Lago
The current outbreak of Zika virus has caused great social alarm, generated in part by the lack of information in the general population. In order to provide accurate and verified information, the Tropical and Travel Medicine Unit of Hospital Carlos III-La Paz (Madrid, Spain) established a hotline for Zika virus infection. We present the data concerning the first 6 months of operation of the telephone hotline. The predominant call profile consisted of women seeking information about the risk of acquiring the disease before travelling...
June 20, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610628/case-report-microcephaly-associated-with-zika-virus-infection-colombia
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Salim Mattar, Carolina Ojeda, Janna Arboleda, German Arrieta, Irene Bosch, Ingrid Botia, Nelson Alvis-Guzman, Carlos Perez-Yepes, Lee Gerhke, German Montero
BACKGROUND: Recently there has been a large outbreak of Zika virus infections in Colombia, South America. The epidemic began in September 2015 and continued to April 2017, for the total number of Zika cases reported of 107,870. For those confirmed Zika cases, there were nearly 20,000 (18.5%) suspected to be pregnant women, resulting in 157 confirmed cases of microcephaly in newborns reported by their health government agency. There is a clear under-estimation of the total number of cases and in addition no prior publications have been published to demonstrate the clinical aspects of the Zika infection in Colombia...
June 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594771/serial-head-and-brain-imaging-of-17-fetuses-with-confirmed-zika-virus-infection-in-colombia-south-america
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Miguel Parra-Saavedra, Jennita Reefhuis, Juan Pablo Piraquive, Suzanne M Gilboa, Martina L Badell, Cynthia A Moore, Marcela Mercado, Diana Valencia, Denise J Jamieson, Mauricio Beltran, Magda Sanz-Cortes, Ana Maria Rivera-Casas, Mayel Yepez, Guido Parra, Martha Ospina Martinez, Margaret A Honein
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate fetal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging findings among a series of pregnant women with confirmed Zika virus infection to evaluate the signs of congenital Zika syndrome with respect to timing of infection. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case series of pregnant women referred to two perinatal clinics in Barranquilla and Ibagué, Colombia, who had findings consistent with congenital Zika syndrome and Zika virus infection confirmed in maternal, fetal, or neonatal samples...
July 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574621/prospects-for-induction-of-cd8-t-cell-mediated-immunity-to-zika-virus-infection-by-yellow-fever-virus-vaccination
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K Blom, J T Sandberg, K Loré, H-G Ljunggren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566102/real-time-parameter-estimation-of-zika-outbreaks-using-model-averaging
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C R Sebrango-Rodríguez, D A Martínez-Bello, L Sánchez-Valdés, P J Thilakarathne, E Del Fava, P VAN DER Stuyft, A López-Quílez, Z Shkedy
Early prediction of the final size of any epidemic and in particular for Zika disease outbreaks can be useful for health authorities in order to plan the response to the outbreak. The Richards model is often been used to estimate epidemiological parameters for arboviral diseases based on the reported cumulative cases in single- and multi-wave outbreaks. However, other non-linear models can also fit the data as well. Typically, one follows the so called post selection estimation procedure, i.e., selects the best fitting model out of the set of candidate models and ignores the model uncertainty in both estimation and inference since these procedures are based on a single model...
August 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538734/zika-virus-evolution-and-spread-in-the-americas
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Hayden C Metsky, Christian B Matranga, Shirlee Wohl, Stephen F Schaffner, Catherine A Freije, Sarah M Winnicki, Kendra West, James Qu, Mary Lynn Baniecki, Adrianne Gladden-Young, Aaron E Lin, Christopher H Tomkins-Tinch, Simon H Ye, Daniel J Park, Cynthia Y Luo, Kayla G Barnes, Rickey R Shah, Bridget Chak, Giselle Barbosa-Lima, Edson Delatorre, Yasmine R Vieira, Lauren M Paul, Amanda L Tan, Carolyn M Barcellona, Mario C Porcelli, Chalmers Vasquez, Andrew C Cannons, Marshall R Cone, Kelly N Hogan, Edgar W Kopp, Joshua J Anzinger, Kimberly F Garcia, Leda A Parham, Rosa M Gélvez Ramírez, Maria C Miranda Montoya, Diana P Rojas, Catherine M Brown, Scott Hennigan, Brandon Sabina, Sarah Scotland, Karthik Gangavarapu, Nathan D Grubaugh, Glenn Oliveira, Refugio Robles-Sikisaka, Andrew Rambaut, Lee Gehrke, Sandra Smole, M Elizabeth Halloran, Luis Villar, Salim Mattar, Ivette Lorenzana, Jose Cerbino-Neto, Clarissa Valim, Wim Degrave, Patricia T Bozza, Andreas Gnirke, Kristian G Andersen, Sharon Isern, Scott F Michael, Fernando A Bozza, Thiago M L Souza, Irene Bosch, Nathan L Yozwiak, Bronwyn L MacInnis, Pardis C Sabeti
Although the recent Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic in the Americas and its link to birth defects have attracted a great deal of attention, much remains unknown about ZIKV disease epidemiology and ZIKV evolution, in part owing to a lack of genomic data. Here we address this gap in knowledge by using multiple sequencing approaches to generate 110 ZIKV genomes from clinical and mosquito samples from 10 countries and territories, greatly expanding the observed viral genetic diversity from this outbreak. We analysed the timing and patterns of introductions into distinct geographic regions; our phylogenetic evidence suggests rapid expansion of the outbreak in Brazil and multiple introductions of outbreak strains into Puerto Rico, Honduras, Colombia, other Caribbean islands, and the continental United States...
June 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487212/mapping-the-ecoepidemiology-of-zika-virus-infection-in-urban-and-rural-areas-of-pereira-risaralda-colombia-2015-2016-implications-for-public-health-and-travel-medicine
#20
Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales, Pablo Ruiz, Javier Tabares, Carlos Augusto Ossa, Maria Camila Yepes-Echeverry, Valeria Ramirez-Jaramillo, Maria Leonor Galindo-Marquez, Carlos Julian García-Loaiza, Juan Alejandro Sabogal-Roman, Esteban Parra-Valencia, Guillermo J Lagos-Grisales, Carlos O Lozada-Riascos, Cornelis A de Pijper, Martin P Grobusch
OBJECTIVE: Geographical information systems (GIS) have been demonstrated earlier to be of great use to inform public health action against vector-borne infectious diseases. METHODS: Using surveillance data on the ongoing ZIKV outbreak from Pereira, Colombia (2015-2016), we estimated incidence rates (cases/100,000 population), and developed maps correlating with the ecoepidemiology of the area. RESULTS: Up to October 8, 2016, 439 cases of ZIKV were reported in Pereira (93 cases/100,000 pop...
July 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
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