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Volume 26, Number 2—February 2020

Systematic Hospital-Based Travel Screening to Assess Exposure to Zika Virus1

Aftab Iqbal, Robert Colgrove, Vito Iacoviello, Barbra M. Blair, and Lin H. ChenComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Providence Community Health Centers, Providence, Rhode Island, USA (A. Iqbal); Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (A. Iqbal, R. Colgrove, V. Iacoviello, L.H. Chen); Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (B.M. Blair); Harvard Medical School, Boston (R. Colgrove, V. Iacoviello, B.M. Blair, L.H. Chen)

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Table 1

Countries visited most frequently in the previous 30 days by 5,004 travelers and Zika-affected countries visited by 1,570 travelers, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Rank All destinations visited
Destinations with ZIKV transmission*
Destination No. (%) travelers Destination No. (%) travelers
1 Canada 778 (15.5) Mexico 318 (20.2 )
2 United Kingdom 363 (7.2) Dominican Republic 119 (7.5 )
3 Mexico 318 (6.4) Aruba 102 (6.4 )
4 France 315 (6.3) Brazil 85 (5.4 )
5 Italy 265 (5.3 ) Costa Rica 84 (5.3 )
6 Germany 227 (4.5 ) Puerto Rico 83 (5.2 )
7 China 200 (4.0 ) Bahamas 81 (5.1 )
8 Ireland 158 (3.2 ) Virgin Islands 57 (3.6 )
9 India 155 (3.1 ) Colombia 48 (3.1 )
150 (3.0 )

45 (2.8 )
*According to the World Health Organization (11). ZIKV, Zika virus.

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1Preliminary results were presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Atlanta, Georgia, November 12–17, 2016.

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