Zika virus epidemiology in Bolivia: A seroprevalence study in volunteer blood donors

@inproceedings{Villarroel2018ZikaVE,
  title={Zika virus epidemiology in Bolivia: A seroprevalence study in volunteer blood donors},
  author={Paola Mariela Saba Villarroel and Elif Nurtop and Boris A. M. Pastorino and Yelin Roca and Jan Felix Drexler and Pierre Gallian and Thomas Jaenisch and Isabelle Leparc-Goffart and St{\'e}phane Priet and Laetitia Ninove and Xavier de Lamballerie},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND Zika virus (ZIKV), was widely reported in Latin America and has been associated with neuropathologies, as microcephaly, but only few seroprevalence studies have been published to date. Our objective was to determine the seroprevalence amongst Bolivian blood donors and estimate the future potential circulation of the virus. METHODOLOGY A ZIKV seroprevalence study was conducted between December 2016 and April 2017 in 814 asymptomatic Bolivian volunteer blood donors residing in… CONTINUE READING
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