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A flavivirus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Zika virus was first identified in 1947 in the Zika Forest of Uganda. Virus spread slowly from Africa to Southeast Asia, then to French Polynesia with large outbreaks. Since 2015, there has been an explosive outbreak of cases of microcephaly and other congenital abnormalities seen in infants of women pregnant when infected. Zika virus and cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome following Zika virus infection throughout South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
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McPhee, Stephen J., et al. "Zika Virus." Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2017. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619585/all/Zika_virus.
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Zika virus. Guide to Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619585/all/Zika_virus. Accessed April 20, 2019.
McPhee, S. J., Lu, C. M., & Nicoll, D. (2017). Zika virus. In Guide to Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619585/all/Zika_virus
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Zika Virus [Internet]. In: Guide to Diagnostic Tests. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. [cited 2019 April 20]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619585/all/Zika_virus.
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