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REVIEW
Lalita Priyamvada, William Hudson, Rafi Ahmed, Jens Wrammert
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a re-emerging mosquito-borne flavivirus that has recently caused extensive outbreaks in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Given its association with Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults and neurological and ocular malformities in neonates, ZIKV has become a pathogen of significant public health concern worldwide. ZIKV shares a considerable degree of genetic identity and structural homology with other flaviviruses, including dengue virus (DENV). In particular, the surface glycoprotein envelope (E), which is involved in viral fusion and entry and is therefore a chief target for neutralizing antibody responses, contains regions that are highly conserved between the two viruses...
May 10, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243937/zika-virus-an-emerging-flavivirus
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REVIEW
Sang-Im Yun, Young-Min Lee
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a previously little-known flavivirus closely related to Japanese encephalitis, West Nile, dengue, and yellow fever viruses, all of which are primarily transmitted by blood-sucking mosquitoes. Since its discovery in Uganda in 1947, ZIKV has continued to expand its geographic range, from equatorial Africa and Asia to the Pacific Islands, then further afield to South and Central America and the Caribbean. Currently, ZIKV is actively circulating not only in much of Latin America and its neighbors but also in parts of the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia...
March 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177195/high-incidence-of-zika-virus-infection-detected-in-plasma-and-cervical-cytology-specimens-from-pregnant-women-in-guayaquil-ecuador
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Hector Zambrano, Jesse Waggoner, Karina León, Benjamin Pinsky, Ketty Vera, Marissa Schettino, Lisette Rivera, José Landivar, María Granda, Angela Lee, Gil Mor
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy has been linked to severe birth defects, and the epidemiologic situation of the ZIKV epidemic in Ecuador is poorly understood. Guayaquil, Ecuador, has a tropical climate and experiences frequent outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya virus, and in December 2015, ZIKV was identified. Given the well-documented effects of ZIKV in pregnancy, including microcephaly, we tested for the presence of ZIKV in both plasma and cervical cytology of pregnant women. We report the identification of a population of pregnant women with a high incidence of ZIKV infection detected in the plasma and lower reproductive tract...
February 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152048/zika-virus-antagonizes-type-i-interferon-responses-during-infection-of-human-dendritic-cells
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James R Bowen, Kendra M Quicke, Mohan S Maddur, Justin T O'Neal, Circe E McDonald, Nadia B Fedorova, Vinita Puri, Reed S Shabman, Bali Pulendran, Mehul S Suthar
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging mosquito-borne flavivirus that is causally linked to severe neonatal birth defects, including microcephaly, and is associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome in adults. Dendritic cells (DCs) are an important cell type during infection by multiple mosquito-borne flaviviruses, including dengue virus, West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, and yellow fever virus. Despite this, the interplay between ZIKV and DCs remains poorly defined. Here, we found human DCs supported productive infection by a contemporary Puerto Rican isolate with considerable variability in viral replication, but not viral binding, between DCs from different donors...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982356/vertical-transmission-of-dengue-infection-the-first-putative-case-reported-in-china
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Xueru Yin, Xiaozhu Zhong, Shilei Pan
Dengue is a systemic viral infection that is commonly transmitted between humans via mosquitoes. Other modes of transmission such as the vertical one are rare and have been infrequently reported in the literature. This report investigates one case of vertical transmission of dengue in Guangzhou, China. A G1P1 lady at 39 weeks of gestation was referred to the Huzhong Hospital presenting a fever for two days. She subsequently developed a skin rash on the back and lower limb and at that time she had already experienced five days of fever...
December 8, 2016: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982355/detection-of-human-anti-zika-virus-igg-by-elisa-using-an-antigen-from-in-vitro-infected-vero-cells-preliminary-results
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Laura Masami Sumita, Jaqueline Polizeli Rodrigues, Noely Evangelista Ferreira, Alvina Clara Felix, Nathalia Caroline Santiago Souza, Clarisse Martins Machado, Heitor Franco de Andrade Júnior
Zika virus (ZKV) infection is a huge public health problem in Brazil because of the increased incidence of microcephaly in neonates from infected mothers. Detection of specific IgG antibodies in maternal serum samples constitutes an important approach for diagnosing ZKV infection and evaluating its relationship with neonatal microcephaly. However, as there is no serological test produced in Brazil to detect IgM and IgG antibodies against ZKV, we sought to examine specific IgG in serum samples from patients or suspected mothers to detect previous infection and to test for specificity with regard to flaviviral infections occurring in the same area...
December 8, 2016: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966815/zika-virus-infection-of-hofbauer-cells
#7
Michael K Simoni, Kellie Ann Jurado, Vikki M Abrahams, Erol Fikrig, Seth Guller
Recent studies have linked antenatal infection with Zika virus (ZIKV) with major adverse fetal and neonatal outcomes, including microcephaly. There is a growing consensus for the existence of a congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). Previous studies have indicated that non-placental macrophages play a key role in the replication of dengue virus (DENV), a closely related flavivirus. As the placenta provides the conduit for vertical transmission of certain viruses, and placental Hofbauer cells (HBCs) are fetal-placental macrophages located adjacent to fetal capillaries, it is not surprising that several recent studies have examined infection of HBCs by ZIKV...
February 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923950/results-of-a-zika-virus-zikv-immunoglobulin-m-specific-diagnostic-assay-are-highly-correlated-with-detection-of-neutralizing-anti-zikv-antibodies-in-neonates-with-congenital-disease
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Marli T Cordeiro, Carlos A A Brito, Lindomar J Pena, Priscila M S Castanha, Laura H V G Gil, Kennya G S Lopes, Rafael Dhalia, Jucille A Meneses, Ana C Ishigami, Luisa M Mello, Liciana X E Alencar, Klarissa M Guarines, Laura C Rodrigues, Ernesto T A Marques
BACKGROUND:  Usually, immunoglobulin M (IgM) serologic analysis is not sufficiently specific to confirm Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. However, since IgM does not cross the placenta, it may be a good marker of infection in neonates. METHODS:  We tested blood from 42 mothers and neonates with microcephaly and collected cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens from 30 neonates. Molecular assays were performed for detection of ZIKV, dengue virus, and chikungunya virus; IgM enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays and plaque-reduction neutralization tests (PRNTs) were performed to detect ZIKV and dengue virus...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869384/-atypical-mucocutaneous-manifestations-in-neonates-and-infants-with-chikungunya-fever-in-the-municipalities-of-c%C3%A3%C2%BAcuta-los-patios-and-villa-del-rosario-norte-de-santander-colombia-2014
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Claudia Marcela Muñoz, José Orlando Castillo, Daniela Salas, Milena Alexandra Valderrama, Claudia Teresa Rangel, Heiddy Patricia Vargas, Diana Carolina Silva
INTRODUCTION: Atypical clinical manifestations have been observed in newborns and infants suffering from fever caused by the chikungunya virus. Objective: To describe the cases of fever caused by the chikungunya virus in newborns and infants with atypical mucocutaneous lesions. Materials and methods: We reviewed the clinical records, as well as lab tests and histopathological results, of newborns and infants diagnosed with Chikungunya virus and atypical mucocutaneous lesions in three regional hospitals...
September 1, 2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760799/vertical-transmission-of-dengue-virus-in-the-peripartum-period-and-viral-kinetics-in-newborns-and-breast-milk-new-data
#10
Lucille Arragain, Myrielle Dupont-Rouzeyrol, Olivia O'Connor, Nathalie Sigur, Jean-Paul Grangeon, Emilie Huguon, Clothilde Dechanet, Cécile Cazorla, Ann-Claire Gourinat, Elodie Descloux
We investigated 10 mother-newborn pairs and found a 90% rate of dengue virus (DENV) transmission during the perinatal period. Here, we describe DENV kinetics in the sera of newborns before the onset of disease. Of the breast-milk samples analyzed, 75% tested positive for DENV. BACKGROUND: Dengue is the most common mosquito-borne viral disease in humans. With this study, we aimed to investigate the risk of vertical (DENV) transmission during the peripartum period and to describe its viral kinetics in serum and breast milk...
October 19, 2016: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733281/global-regional-and-national-life-expectancy-all-cause-mortality-and-cause-specific-mortality-for-249-causes-of-death-1980-2015-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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COMMENT
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BACKGROUND: Improving survival and extending the longevity of life for all populations requires timely, robust evidence on local mortality levels and trends. The Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study (GBD 2015) provides a comprehensive assessment of all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes in 195 countries and territories from 1980 to 2015. These results informed an in-depth investigation of observed and expected mortality patterns based on sociodemographic measures. METHODS: We estimated all-cause mortality by age, sex, geography, and year using an improved analytical approach originally developed for GBD 2013 and GBD 2010...
October 8, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641777/association-between-zika-virus-infection-and-microcephaly-in-brazil-january-to-may-2016-preliminary-report-of-a-case-control-study
#12
Thalia Velho Barreto de Araújo, Laura Cunha Rodrigues, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar Ximenes, Demócrito de Barros Miranda-Filho, Ulisses Ramos Montarroyos, Ana Paula Lopes de Melo, Sandra Valongueiro, Maria de Fátima Pessoa Militão de Albuquerque, Wayner Vieira Souza, Cynthia Braga, Sinval Pinto Brandão Filho, Marli Tenório Cordeiro, Enrique Vazquez, Danielle Di Cavalcanti Souza Cruz, Cláudio Maierovitch Pessanha Henriques, Luciana Caroline Albuquerque Bezerra, Priscila Mayrelle da Silva Castanha, Rafael Dhalia, Ernesto Torres Azevedo Marques-Júnior, Celina Maria Turchi Martelli
BACKGROUND: The microcephaly epidemic, which started in Brazil in 2015, was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by WHO in 2016. We report the preliminary results of a case-control study investigating the association between microcephaly and Zika virus infection during pregnancy. METHODS: We did this case-control study in eight public hospitals in Recife, Brazil. Cases were neonates with microcephaly. Two controls (neonates without microcephaly), matched by expected date of delivery and area of residence, were selected for each case...
December 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555980/congenital-chikungunya-virus-infection-after-an-outbreak-in-salvador-bahia-brazil
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Priscila Pinheiro Ribeiro Lyra, Gúbio Soares Campos, Igor Dórea Bandeira, Silvia Ines Sardi, Lilian Ferreira de Moura Costa, Flávia Rocha Santos, Carlos Alexandre Santos Ribeiro, Alena Maria Barreto Jardim, Ana Cecília Travassos Santiago, Patrícia Maria Ribeiro de Oliveira, Lícia Maria Oliveira Moreira
There is little information about the congenital chikungunya virus (CHIKV) transmission. We describe two cases of well-documented congenital CHIKV infection in Salvador-Brazil, where CHIKV has been identified since 2014. The outbreak in the city led to the clinical CHIKV diagnoses of both pregnant women 2 days before delivery. Urine and blood samples from the mothers and newborns were collected and tested for reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis for Zika, dengue, and CHIKV. Both neonates and mothers had positive urine and serum PCR results for CHIKV...
July 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27430951/structural-basis-of-zika-virus-helicase-in-recognizing-its-substrates
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Hongliang Tian, Xiaoyun Ji, Xiaoyun Yang, Zhongxin Zhang, Zuokun Lu, Kailin Yang, Cheng Chen, Qi Zhao, Heng Chi, Zhongyu Mu, Wei Xie, Zefang Wang, Huiqiang Lou, Haitao Yang, Zihe Rao
The recent explosive outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has been reported in South and Central America and the Caribbean. Neonatal microcephaly associated with ZIKV infection has already caused a public health emergency of international concern. No specific vaccines or drugs are currently available to treat ZIKV infection. The ZIKV helicase, which plays a pivotal role in viral RNA replication, is an attractive target for therapy. We determined the crystal structures of ZIKV helicase-ATP-Mn(2+) and ZIKV helicase-RNA...
August 2016: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27281741/emerging-role-of-zika-virus-in-adverse-fetal-and-neonatal-outcomes
#15
REVIEW
Alice Panchaud, Miloš Stojanov, Anne Ammerdorffer, Manon Vouga, David Baud
The rapid spread of the Zika virus (ZIKV) in the Americas and its potential association with thousands of suspected cases of microcephaly in Brazil and higher rates of Guillain-Barré syndrome meet the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, as stated by the World Health Organization in February 2016. Two months later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the current available evidence supports the existence of a causal relationship between prenatal Zika virus infection and microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies...
July 2016: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27260668/vector-competence-of-aedes-albopictus-and-aedes-aegypti-diptera-culicidae-for-the-den2-fj10-and-den2-fj11-strains-of-the-dengue-2-virus-in-fujian-china
#16
Xiao-Xia Guo, Chun-Xiao Li, Ying-Mei Zhang, Dan Xing, Yan-De Dong, Heng-Duan Zhang, Cheng-Feng Qin, Tong-Yan Zhao
Dengue is an acute, emerging, infectious disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes that has become a serious global public health problem. The DEN2-FJ10 and DEN2-FJ11 strains of the dengue 2 virus were originally isolated from the serum of a patient with dengue fever in Fujian Province, China, in 1999. Our data provide the first assessment of the vector competence of Aedes mosquitoes with respect to the DEN2-FJ10 and DEN2-FJ11 strains of the dengue virus. There were significant differences in the replication rates of these two viral strains in Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti (P<0...
September 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27083493/neonate-with-haemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-secondary-to-dengue-infection-a-case-report
#17
M V Krithika, Prakash Amboiram, Sneha M Latha, Binu Ninan, Febe Renjitha Suman, Julius Scott
We report the first case of haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in a neonate secondary to primary Dengue virus infection. This neonate presented in the third week of life with fever, shock and hepatosplenomegaly and was diagnosed to have Dengue infection by serology and HLH was confirmed on bone marrow.
April 15, 2016: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27069349/spectrum-of-maternofetal-outcomes-during-dengue-infection-in-pregnancy-an-insight
#18
Swati Sharma, Sandhya Jain, Shalini Rajaram
Dengue is a vector transmitted viral infection; tropical and subtropical countries see outbreaks of dengue each year. There is a paucity of literature on effects of dengue infection on pregnancy outcome and this prompted us to undertake a study for better understanding of pregnancy implications with dengue infection. Pregnant women admitted during the seasonal outbreak of dengue between September 2015 and October 2015 were studied and maternal and fetal outcomes in sixteen NS1Ag positive women were analysed...
2016: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26969497/the-convergence-of-a-virus-mosquitoes-and-human-travel-in-globalizing-the-zika-epidemic
#19
REVIEW
Pascal James Imperato
The Zika virus was first identified in 1947 in the Zika Forest of Uganda. It was discovered in a rhesus monkey that had been placed in a cage on a sentinel platform in the forest by the Virus Research Institute. When this writer visited the institute and the Zika Forest in 1961, work was underway to identify mosquito species at various levels of the tree canopy. This was done through the placement of traps at various levels of a 120-foot-high steel tower which this writer climbed. At that time, researchers isolated 12 strains of Zika virus from traps on the tower...
June 2016: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26897108/detection-and-sequencing-of-zika-virus-from-amniotic-fluid-of-fetuses-with-microcephaly-in-brazil-a-case-study
#20
Guilherme Calvet, Renato S Aguiar, Adriana S O Melo, Simone A Sampaio, Ivano de Filippis, Allison Fabri, Eliane S M Araujo, Patricia C de Sequeira, Marcos C L de Mendonça, Louisi de Oliveira, Diogo A Tschoeke, Carlos G Schrago, Fabiano L Thompson, Patricia Brasil, Flavia B Dos Santos, Rita M R Nogueira, Amilcar Tanuri, Ana M B de Filippis
BACKGROUND: The incidence of microcephaly in Brazil in 2015 was 20 times higher than in previous years. Congenital microcephaly is associated with genetic factors and several causative agents. Epidemiological data suggest that microcephaly cases in Brazil might be associated with the introduction of Zika virus. We aimed to detect and sequence the Zika virus genome in amniotic fluid samples of two pregnant women in Brazil whose fetuses were diagnosed with microcephaly. METHODS: In this case study, amniotic fluid samples from two pregnant women from the state of Paraíba in Brazil whose fetuses had been diagnosed with microcephaly were obtained, on the recommendation of the Brazilian health authorities, by ultrasound-guided transabdominal amniocentesis at 28 weeks' gestation...
June 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
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