DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-2156.IntJSciRep20170884

Zika virus infection: a public health emergency!

Muhammad Salman Haider Qureshi, Bakhtawar Wajeeha Qureshi, Ramsha Khan

Abstract


Zika virus belongs to the family of Flaviviridae. The Flaviviridae family also includes other human pathogens like West Nile virus (WNV), Yellow fever virus (YFV), mosquito transmitted Dengue virus (DENV), Tick borne encephalitic virus (TBEV) and Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). Zika virus is a mosquito-borne disease and is transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquito. 


Keywords


Zika virus, WHO, Public health

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