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Zikavirus -gammalt virus får nytt liv i nytt ekosystem: Mikrocefali och Guillain–Barrés syndrom möjliga följder när bakgrundsimmunitet saknas hos befolkningen
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Infectious Diseases.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology.
2016 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 113, DX9XArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus transmitted by Aedes mosquitos. The virus was discovered in 1947 in the Zika forest in Uganda. Symptomatic disease is usually mild and is characterized by maculopapular rash, headache, fever, arthralgia and conjunctivitis. Fatalities are rare. There is neither vaccine nor curative treatment available. In May 2015, the first observation of local virus transmission was reported from Brazil. During the expanding outbreak in the Americas, Zika virus infection has been associated with microcephaly in newborn and fetal losses in women infected with Zika virus during pregnancy. The main reason for the current epidemic in the Americas is the introduction of an Old World virus into a new ecosystem, with no background herd immunity in the population. It is likely that the spread of Zika virus will continue, affecting all countries in the Americas except for Chile and Canada.

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2016. Vol. 113, DX9X
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281073PubMedID: 26978815OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-281073DiVA: diva2:912693
Available from: 2016-03-17 Created: 2016-03-17 Last updated: 2017-05-04Bibliographically approved

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