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Prevention of Zika virus and related complications

Vanya, Melinda

Reviews in Medical Microbiology: April 2017 - Volume 28 - Issue 2 - p 75–78
doi: 10.1097/MRM.0000000000000096
Virology

Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. People with Zika virus disease can have symptoms, including mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise, or headache. These symptoms normally last for 2–7 days. There is scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and Guillain–Barré syndrome. Association with other neurological complications are also being investigated. The aim of the present review is to summarize and discuss the evidence base data regarding Zika virus and related complications.

aDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of General Medicine, Albert Szent-Györgyi Clinical Centre, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

bMediteam Corporation.

Correspondence to Melinda Vanya, MD, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of General Medicine, Albert Szent-Györgyi Clinical Centre, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary. Tel: +36705607133; e-mail: vmelinda74@gmail.com

Received 24 October, 2016

Revised 30 November, 2016

Accepted 12 December, 2016

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