Zika virus infection: a public health emergency!


  • Muhammad Salman Haider Qureshi Institute of Public Health and Social Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar Pakistan
  • Bakhtawar Wajeeha Qureshi Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Khyber Medical University, Peshawar Pakistan
  • Ramsha Khan College of Nursing and Healthcare, University of West London, United Kingdom




Zika virus, WHO, Public health


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. 


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