Zika Virus as a Cause of Neurologic Disorders.

Broutet, Nathalie; Krauer, Fabienne; Riesen, Maurane; Khalakdina, Asheena; Almiron, Maria; Aldighieri, Sylvain; Espinal, Marcos; Low, Nicola; Dye, Christopher (2016). Zika Virus as a Cause of Neurologic Disorders. New England journal of medicine NEJM, 374(16), pp. 1506-1509. Massachusetts Medical Society MMS 10.1056/NEJMp1602708

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Zika virus infections have been known in Africa and Asia since the 1940s, but the virus's geographic range has expanded dramatically since 2007. Between January 1, 2007, and March 1, 2016, local transmission was reported in an additional 52 countries and territories, mainly in the Americas and the western Pacific, but also in Africa and southeast Asia. Zika virus infections acquired by travelers visiting those countries have been discovered at sites worldwide. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are the principal vectors, though other mosquito species may contribute to transmission. The virus was found to be neurotropic in animals in experiments conducted in . . .

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

UniBE Contributor:

Krauer, Fabienne; Riesen, Maurane and Low, Nicola

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

0028-4793

Publisher:

Massachusetts Medical Society MMS

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

10 Mar 2016 14:47

Last Modified:

16 Jul 2018 15:04

Publisher DOI:

10.1056/NEJMp1602708

PubMed ID:

26959308

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.79562

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/79562

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