Zika Virus Spreads to New Areas — Region of the Americas, May 2015–January 2016

January 23, 2016 at 10:32 am

MMWR January 22, 2016 V.65 N.3 Early Release P.1–4

Morgan Hennessey, DVM; Marc Fischer, MD; J. Erin Staples, MD, PhD.

In May 2015, the World Health Organization reported the first local transmission of Zika virus in the Americas, with autochthonous cases identified in Brazil. In December, the Ministry of Health estimated that 440,000–1,300,000 suspected cases of Zika virus disease had occurred in Brazil in 2015. By January 19, 2016, local transmission had been identified in Puerto Rico and 19 other countries or territories in the Americas. Further spread to other countries in the region is likely.

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, FIEBRE en el POST-VIAJE, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones en embarzadas, Infecciones virales, Medicina del viajero, Metodos diagnosticos, REPORTS, Sepsis, Update. Tags: .

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