Epidemiology of Zika virus, 1947–2007

  title={Epidemiology of Zika virus, 1947–2007},
  author={H Joshua Posen and Jay S. Keystone and Jonathan B. Gubbay and Shaun K Morris},
  booktitle={BMJ global health},
INTRODUCTION Since 1947, Zika virus has been identified sporadically in humans in Africa and Asia; however, clinically consequential Zika virus disease had not been documented prior to the current outbreak in the Americas. Considering 6 decades have passed since the first identification of the virus, it is perhaps unexpected that Zika virus was recognised only recently as capable of causing disease epidemics. Substantial work on understanding the epidemiology of Zika virus has been conducted… CONTINUE READING
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