Zika virus epidemiology: from Uganda to world pandemic, an update

C. Talero-Gutiérrez, A. Rivera-Molina, C. Pérez-Pavajeau, I. Ossa-Ospina, C. Santos-García, M. C. Rojas-Anaya, Ligia Alejandra Delatorre Cifuentes

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Abstract

Zika virus (ZIKV) infection is an emergent worldwide public health problem. Historically, 84 countries have reported vector-borne ZIKV transmission, 61 of which report on-going transmission. It is a Flavivirus transmitted through arthropods belonging to the Aedes genus. Since 2015, ZIKV infections have increased dramatically; with 1.3 million people infected during 2015 in Brazil alone. This paper's objective is to highlight the conjectural epidemiological points of the virus’ dissemination. The digital archives Pubmed, MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane were searched for papers that assessed aspects of ZIKV transmission and epidemiology. The first isolation occurred in Uganda in 1947. Since then, important outbreaks were documented globally. Consequently, an emergent public health problem arose from a rapidly increasing incidence and its association with the development of neurological diseases such as microcephaly and Guillain–Barré syndrome. Key factors in the successful containment of outbreaks include surveillance of mosquitos in the neighbourhood, an early mosquito control treatment, an assertive information campaign, and the involvement of the local population and healthcare workers. As such, while ZIKV seems to be spreading globally in a similar manner to other arboviruses, such as Dengue and Chikungunya viruses, it can also be rapidly contained due to the pre-existing availability of necessary resources and regulatory tools as control measures. This review aims to provide a description of those characteristics of ZIKV infection that may be useful in the construction of effective outbreak control strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
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StateAccepted/In press - Mar 14 2018

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Uganda
Pandemics
Disease Outbreaks
Epidemiology
Public Health
Chikungunya virus
Mosquito Control
Arboviruses
Flavivirus
Microcephaly
Dengue Virus
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Arthropods
Aedes
Culicidae
PubMed
MEDLINE
Brazil
Viruses
Delivery of Health Care

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  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Talero-Gutiérrez, C., Rivera-Molina, A., Pérez-Pavajeau, C., Ossa-Ospina, I., Santos-García, C., Rojas-Anaya, M. C., & Delatorre Cifuentes, L. A. (Accepted/In press). Zika virus epidemiology: from Uganda to world pandemic, an update. Epidemiology and Infection, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268818000419
Talero-Gutiérrez, C. ; Rivera-Molina, A. ; Pérez-Pavajeau, C. ; Ossa-Ospina, I. ; Santos-García, C. ; Rojas-Anaya, M. C. ; Delatorre Cifuentes, Ligia Alejandra. / Zika virus epidemiology : from Uganda to world pandemic, an update. In: Epidemiology and Infection. 2018 ; pp. 1-7.
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Talero-Gutiérrez C, Rivera-Molina A, Pérez-Pavajeau C, Ossa-Ospina I, Santos-García C, Rojas-Anaya MC et al. Zika virus epidemiology: from Uganda to world pandemic, an update. Epidemiology and Infection. 2018 Mar 14;1-7. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268818000419