Imported Zika Virus in a European City: How to Prevent Local Transmission?

  title={Imported Zika Virus in a European City: How to Prevent Local Transmission?},
  author={J P Millet and Tom{\'a}s Montalvo and Rub{\'e}n Bueno-Mar{\'i} and A Romero-Tamarit and Albert Prats-Uribe and Lidia Fern{\'a}ndez and Esteve Camprub{\'i} and Luc{\'i}a del Ba{\~n}o and V{\'i}ctor Peracho and Jordi Figuerola and Elena Sulleiro and Miguel Juli{\'a}n Mart{\'i}nez and Joan Artur Cayl{\`a}},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
Background: On February 1st 2016 the WHO declared the Zika Virus (ZIKV) infection a worldwide public health emergency because of its rapid expansion and severe complications, such as Guillain-Barré Syndrome or microcephaly in newborn. The huge amount of people traveling to endemic areas and the presence of Aedes albopictus in Barcelona increase the risk of autochtonous transmission. The objective of this study was to describe the first ZIKV cases diagnosed in our city and to analyze the… CONTINUE READING