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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 31-35

Zika virus disease: Global concerns and making way through it


Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Shatavisa Mukherjee
Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata -700 073, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2225-6482.184908

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The recent upsurge of Zika virus infection has alarmed public health officials because of its possible association with thousands of suspected cases of microcephaly, thereby sparking a public health emergency. This mosquito-borne arboviral disease majorly remains asymptomatic. Unavailability of specific prophylaxis or vaccines or treatment necessitates the need to advocate preventive personal measures to get protected from these daytime bitters. Prevention and control measures should be aimed at reducing the vector density and minimizing the vector-patient contact.


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