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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 357-358
Zika virus infection in Thailand: Common in coastal province


1 TWS Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Tropcial Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

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Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Zika virus infection in Thailand: Common in coastal province. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:357-8

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Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Zika virus infection in Thailand: Common in coastal province. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Jul 17];9:357-8. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/5/357/190201
Dear Sir,

Zika virus infection is the new problematic mosquito-borne infectious disease. [1],[2] It is already accepted as present urgent public health situation. The disease can be seen in several tropical countries worldwide at present. The vector, mosquito, ecology is an interesting concern. [3] It is no doubt that the setting with many vectors, there is a high chance of local people to get the infection. Based on the available data, on the 7 cases of Zika virus infection in Thailand, it can be seen that 4 cases (57.1%) are identified in coastal provinces. Of interest, this might have some implication that the mosquito vector prefers to live in coastal area. Indeed, many big previous outbreaks occurred in the island areas in the pacific. The vector ecology of mosquito vector for Zika virus is the topic for futher study in tropical medicine.

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.190201

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