Zika's passage to India.

  title={Zika's passage to India.},
  author={Michael S. Rolph and Suresh Mahalingam},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  volume={19 5},
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Dual burden of Zika and COVID-19 in India: challenges, opportunities and recommendations

There is a huge risk that ZVD might become endemic in India, which is especially dangerous in the backdrop of this pandemic, and public health measures, vector control and early diagnosis must be stopped at all costs.

SARS‐CoV‐2 infection in India bucks the trend: Trained innate immunity?

  • S. Chinnaswamy
  • Economics
    American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council
  • 2020
It is hypothesized that trained innate immunity, a new concept in immunology, may be the phenomenon behind this, as biocultural, socioecological, and socioeconomic determinants seem to be influencing the outcome of COVID‐19 in different regions/countries of the world.

The twin dilemma: Zika virus Infection and COVID?19 in India- An Indian perspective

  • Dimple Raina
  • Economics
    IP International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases
  • 2021
Article history: Received 15-11-2021 Accepted 17-11-2021 Available online 18-11-2021 This is an Open Access (OA) journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons

The Potential Economic Value of a Zika Vaccine for a Woman of Childbearing Age.

Residence in infected neighborhoods and fertility decline during the Zika epidemic in Singapore

The results show that the average monthly probability of conception leading to a live birth fell during the Zika epidemic in both exposed and unexposed neighborhoods, and that the decline was not significantly greater in neighborhoods with known cases.

Zika virus in India: past, present and future.

The epidemiology, clinical features, management of Zika virus in India, and the spread of this disease beyond geographical barriers is discussed owing to the growing globalization, increased travel and ubiquitous presence of its vector, the Aedes mosquito.



Zika virus outbreak in Rajasthan, India in 2018 was caused by a virus endemic to Asia.

  • P. YadavB. Malhotra D. Mourya
  • Biology
    Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases
  • 2019

History of ZIKV Infections in India and Management of Disease Outbreaks

It appears that the ZIKV strain circulating in India possibly belongs to the “Asian lineage,” which has not yet been associated with microcephaly and other neurological disorders, but there still exists a threat that the contemporary ZikV virulent strain from South America, carrying a mutation can return to Asia, posing a potential crisis to newborns and adult patients.

An Update on Zika Virus in Asia

Zika virus (ZIKV) was first isolated in Asia from mosquitoes from Malaysia in 1966. However, the incidence of Zika and Zika-related neurological complications in Asia is not well known. The few

Assessing the population at risk of Zika virus in Asia – is the emergency really over?

It is concluded that the WHO’s removal of the PHEIC designation should not be interpreted as an indication that the threat posed by ZIKV has subsided, and the population at risk of ZikV infection in Asia could be even larger than in the Americas.

A single mutation in the prM protein of Zika virus contributes to fetal microcephaly

A single serine-to-asparagine substitution in the viral polyprotein substantially increased ZIKV infectivity in both human and mouse neural progenitor cells (NPCs) and led to more severe microcephaly in the mouse fetus, as well as higher mortality rates in neonatal mice.

Case of Microcephaly after Congenital Infection with Asian Lineage Zika Virus, Thailand

The virus genomes from 3 pregnant women in Thailand with Zika virus diagnoses had infections with the Asian lineage, and one woman infected at gestational week 9 had a fetus with microcephaly.

Zika reveals India's risk communication challenges and needs.

This commentary recaps the events and synthesises key arguments put forth by the news media and public health stakeholders, using Peter Sandman's risk = hazard + outrage framework to analyse India's risk communication response and contextualise it against the mandate of the National Risk Communication Plan and Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme.