Check before you travel: Zika virus - another emerging global health threat

@article{Scully2016CheckBY,
  title={Check before you travel: Zika virus - another emerging global health threat},
  author={Crispian Scully and Ashley N Robinson},
  journal={BDJ},
  year={2016},
  volume={220},
  pages={265-267}
}
We now know that mosquitoes can transmit arboviruses such as the Zika virus (ZIKV) which is pandemic in Latin America. In order to avoid infection it is advised to avoid mosquitoes, but ZIKV can also be transmitted through blood donation, perinatally and sexually and has been detected in urine and saliva. Prevention against mosquito bites (particularly daytime bites) is best offered by avoiding mosquitoes and bites. To prevent the risk of transmission of ZIKV, standard infection control of all… CONTINUE READING