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New England Journal of Medicine article discussing the way forward for future prevention and control.
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Epidemiology, Diagnosis & Treatment
Epidemiology - Geographic distribution & Transmission
Differential Diagnosis and Diagnosis for non-pregnant, pregnant, pre-natal and post-natal infant patients
Treatment overview and recommendations for pregnant women and infants
Preparedness & Control
WHO's Global Emergency Response Plan
Zika Virus Australian notifications - Australian Government Department of Health
Zika Virus Outbreaks - All Countries and Territories with Active Zika Virus Transmission
(Source: Centers for Disease Control)
NT Case Report
ZIKA VIRUS INFECTION IN AUSTRALIA FOLLOWING A MONKEY BITE IN INDONESIA
Grace HY Leung (1), Robert W Baird (1), Julian Druce (2) and Nicholas M Anstey (1,3)
(1) RDH, Darwin; (2) Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory; (3) Menzies School of Health Research and CDU Darwin
A traveller returning to Australia developed Zika virus infection after a monkey bite in Bali, Indonesia. Although mosquito-borne transmission is also possible, we propose the bite as a plausible route of transmission. The literature for non-vector transmissions of Zika virus and other flaviviruses is reviewed.
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The free app gathers all of WHO's guidance to the Zika Virus Disease and its suspected complications such as microcephaly.