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Zika Spotlight

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. Outbreaks of Zika have occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas. Because the Aedes species mosquitoes that spread Zika virus are found throughout the world, it is likely that outbreaks will spread to new countries. In December 2015, Puerto Rico reported its first confirmed Zika virus case. In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

Articles

MERS-CoV Antibody Responses 1 Year after Symptom Onset, South Korea, 2015
P. Choe et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 8)

Competence of Aedes aegypti, Ae. albopictus, and Culex quinquefasciatus Mosquitoes as Zika Virus Vectors, China
S.A.Lother et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 8)

Effects of Zika Virus Strain and Aedes Mosquito Species on Vector Competence
A. T. Ciota et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 8)

Postmortem Findings for 7 Neonates with Congenital Zika Virus Infection
A. Q. Sousa et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 8)

Importation of Zika Virus from Vietnam to Japan, November 2016
T. Hashimoto et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 8)

Zika Virus in a Traveler Returning to China from Caracas, Venezuela, February 2016
J. Li et al.  (2017 Volume 23, Number 6)

Use of Blood Donor Screening Data to Estimate Zika Virus Incidence, Puerto Rico, April–August 2016
M. S. Chevalier et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 5)

Estimated Incubation Period for Zika Virus Disease
E. R. Krow-Lucal et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 5)

Biologic Evidence Required for Zika Disease Enhancement by Dengue Antibodies
S. B. Halstead (2017 Volume 23, Number 4)

Presence and Persistence of Zika Virus RNA in Semen, United Kingdom, 2016
B. Atkinson et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 4)

Variation in Aedes aegypti Mosquito Competence for Zika Virus Transmission
C. M. Roundy et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 4)

Severe Thrombocytopenia after Zika Virus Infection, Guadeloupe, 2016
T. Boyer Chammard et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 4)

Detection of Zika Virus in Desiccated Mosquitoes by Real-Time Reverse Transcription PCR and Plaque Assay
K. L. Burkhalter and H. M. Savage (2017 Volume 23, Number 4)

Assessing Sensitivity and Specificity of Surveillance Case Definitions for Zika Virus Disease
A. Chow et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 4)

Zika Virus RNA Replication and Persistence in Brain and Placental Tissue
J. Bhatnagar et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 3)

Zika Virus Vector Competency of Mosquitoes, Gulf Coast, United States
C.E. Hart et al.  (2017 Volume 23, Number 3)

Low Circulation of Zika Virus, Cambodia, 2007–2016
V. Duong et al.  (2017 Volume 23, Number 2)

Characteristics of US Travelers to Zika Virus–Affected Countries in the Americas, March 2015–October 2016
S. Lammert et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 2)

Cost-effectiveness of Increasing Access to Contraception during the Zika Virus Outbreak, Puerto Rico, 2016
R. Li et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 1)

Prolonged Detection of Zika Virus in Vaginal Secretions and Whole Blood
K. O. Murray et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 1)

Persistent Zika Virus Detection in Semen in a Traveler Returning to the United Kingdom from Brazil, 2016
K. M. Gaskell et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 1)

Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Healthcare Needs during Zika Virus Transmission, Puerto Rico, 2016
E. Dirlikov et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 1)

Zika Virus Knowledge among Pregnant Women Who Were in Areas with Active Transmission
K. Whittemore et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 1)

Reconstruction of Zika Virus Introduction in Brazil
K. Zinszer et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 1)

Zika Virus Infection in the Central Nervous System and Female Genital Tract
E. Nicastri et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 12)

Increased Hospitalizations for Neuropathies as Indicators of Zika Virus Infection, according to Health Information System Data, Brazil
C. Barcellos et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 11)

Early Growth and Neurologic Outcomes of Infants with Probable Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome
A. Moura da Silva et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 11)

Distinct Zika Virus Lineage in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
S. N. Naccache et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 10)

Culex pipiens and Aedes triseriatus Mosquito Susceptibility to Zika Virus
M. T. Aliota et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 10)

Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus and Persistence in Semen, New Zealand, 2016
J. Harrower et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 10)

Pandemic
J. B. Nuzzo (2016 Volume 22, Number 10)

Etymologia: Aedes aegypti
(2016 Volume 22, Number 10)

Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus and Persistence in Semen, New Zealand, 2016
J. Harrower et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 10)

Culex pipiens and Aedes triseriatus Mosquito Susceptibility to Zika Virus
M. T. Aliota et al. 2016 Volume 22, Number 10)

Specificity of Dengue NS1 Antigen in Differential Diagnosis of Dengue and Zika Virus Infection
S. Matheus et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 9)

Febrile or Exanthematous Illness Associated with Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya Viruses, Panama
D. Araúz et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 8)

A Literature Review of Zika Virus
A. R. Plourde and E. M. Bloch (2016 Volume 22, Number 7)

Zika Virus–Related News Coverage and Online Behavior, United States, Guatemala, and Brazil
B.G. Southwell et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 7)

A Literature Review of Zika Virus
A.R. Plourde (2016 Volume 22, Number 7)

Clinical Manifestations of Zika Virus Infection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
J. Cerbino-Neto (2016 Volume 22, Number 7)

Microcephaly in Infants, Pernambuco State, Brazil, 2015
Microcephaly Epidemic Research Group (2016 Volume 22, Number 6)

Projecting Month of Birth for At-Risk Infants after Zika Virus Disease Outbreaks
J. Reefhuis et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 5)

Phylogeny of Zika Virus in Western Hemisphere, 2015
R. S. Lanciotti et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 5)

Isolation of Zika Virus from Febrile Patient, Indonesia
A. Perkasa et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 5)

Detection of Autochthonous Zika Virus Transmission in Sincelejo, Colombia
E. Camacho et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 5)

Fatal Sickle Cell Disease and Zika Virus Infection in Girl from Colombia
L. Arzusa-Ortega et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 5)

Outbreak of Exanthematous Illness Associated with Zika, Chikungunya, and Dengue Viruses, Salvador, Brazil
C. W. Cardoso et al. (2015 Volume 21, Number 12)

Zika Virus Outbreak, Bahia, Brazil
G. S. Campos et al. (2015 Volume 21, Number 10)

Zika Virus Transmission from French Polynesia to Brazil
D. Musso (2015 Volume 21, Number 10)

Acute Zika Virus Infection after Travel to Malaysian Borneo, September 2014
D. Tappe et al. (2015 Volume 21, Number 5)

Zika Virus Infection, Philippines, 2012
M. Alera et al. (2015 Volume 21, Number 4)

Co-infection with Zika and Dengue Viruses in 2 Patients, New Caledonia, 2014
M. Dupont-Rouzeyrol et al. (2015 Volume 21, Number 2)

Potential Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus
D. Musso et al. (2015 Volume 21, Number 2)

Detection of Zika Virus in Urine
A. Gourinat et al. (2015 Volume 21, Number 1)

Zika Virus, French Polynesia, South Pacific, 2013
W. Hancock et al (2014 Volume 20, Number 11)

Zika Virus, French Polynesia, South Pacific, 2013
V. Cao-Lormeau (2014 Volume 20, Number 11)

Zika Virus Infection after Travel to Tahiti, December 2013
T. Wæhre et al. (2014 Volume 20, Number 8)

Zika Virus, French Polynesia, South Pacific, 2013
V. Cao-Lormeau et al. (2014 Volume 20, Number 6)

Zika Virus Infection, Cambodia, 2010
V. Heang et al. (2012 Volume 18, Number 2)

Probable Non–Vector-borne Transmission of Zika Virus, Colorado, USA
B. D. Foy et al. (2011 Volume 17, Number 5)
Podcast - Probable Unusual Transmission of Zika Virus

Zika Virus Outside Africa
E. B. Hayes (2009 Volume 15, Number 9)

Genetic and Serologic Properties of Zika Virus Associated with an Epidemic, Yap State, Micronesia, 2007
R. S. Lanciotti et al. (2008 Volume 14, Number 8)

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