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Detection of Zika Virus Infection in Thailand, 2012-2014.

Buathong R, Hermann L, Thaisomboonsuk B, Rutvisuttinunt W, Klungthong C, Chinnawirotpisan P, Manasatienkij W, Nisalak A, Fernandez S, Yoon IK, Akrasewi P, Plipat T - Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (2015)

Bottom Line: Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging mosquito-borne pathogen with reported cases in Africa, Asia, and large outbreaks in the Pacific.However, there have been several cases reported in travelers returning from Thailand.These endemic cases, combined with previous reports in travelers, provide evidence that ZIKV is widespread throughout Thailand.

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Affiliation: Department of Disease Control, Bureau of Epidemiology, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand; Department of Virology, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand; Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Map of Thailand showing locations of confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) infections. 1ZIKV infection in Canadian traveler to Bangkok and Phuket provinces.112ZIKV infection in German traveler to Phuket and Krabi provinces.12
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Figure 2: Map of Thailand showing locations of confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) infections. 1ZIKV infection in Canadian traveler to Bangkok and Phuket provinces.112ZIKV infection in German traveler to Phuket and Krabi provinces.12

Mentions: Our report identifies a number of cases of confirmed ZIKV infection from different provinces across Thailand in patients with no recently reported travel outside their home province. When combined with previous reports of ZIKV infection in travelers to Thailand, it was clear that ZIKV has a widespread distribution across the country (Figure 2). In future, increased surveillance using pan-flavivirus or ZIKV-specific molecular testing may lead to more frequent identification of ZIKV infections, which will help better describe the clinical spectrum of ZIKV infection, the distribution in Thailand, and the potential effects of co-circulation with other endemic flaviviruses.


Detection of Zika Virus Infection in Thailand, 2012-2014.

Buathong R, Hermann L, Thaisomboonsuk B, Rutvisuttinunt W, Klungthong C, Chinnawirotpisan P, Manasatienkij W, Nisalak A, Fernandez S, Yoon IK, Akrasewi P, Plipat T - Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (2015)

Map of Thailand showing locations of confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) infections. 1ZIKV infection in Canadian traveler to Bangkok and Phuket provinces.112ZIKV infection in German traveler to Phuket and Krabi provinces.12
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Map of Thailand showing locations of confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) infections. 1ZIKV infection in Canadian traveler to Bangkok and Phuket provinces.112ZIKV infection in German traveler to Phuket and Krabi provinces.12
Mentions: Our report identifies a number of cases of confirmed ZIKV infection from different provinces across Thailand in patients with no recently reported travel outside their home province. When combined with previous reports of ZIKV infection in travelers to Thailand, it was clear that ZIKV has a widespread distribution across the country (Figure 2). In future, increased surveillance using pan-flavivirus or ZIKV-specific molecular testing may lead to more frequent identification of ZIKV infections, which will help better describe the clinical spectrum of ZIKV infection, the distribution in Thailand, and the potential effects of co-circulation with other endemic flaviviruses.

Bottom Line: Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging mosquito-borne pathogen with reported cases in Africa, Asia, and large outbreaks in the Pacific.However, there have been several cases reported in travelers returning from Thailand.These endemic cases, combined with previous reports in travelers, provide evidence that ZIKV is widespread throughout Thailand.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Disease Control, Bureau of Epidemiology, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand; Department of Virology, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand; Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Related in: MedlinePlus