Zika Virus in the Americas--Yet Another Arbovirus Threat.

  title={Zika Virus in the Americas--Yet Another Arbovirus Threat.},
  author={Anthony S. Fauci and David M. Morens},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={374 7},
  • A. Fauci, D. Morens
  • Published 17 February 2016
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
The explosive pandemic of Zika virus infection in South and Central America is the most recent of four unexpected arrivals of important arthropod-borne viral diseases in the Western Hemisphere over the past 20 years. Is this an important new disease-emergence pattern? 
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The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control was set up in 2005 to strengthen Europe's defences against infectious diseases. The centre is an independent agency of the European Union and is