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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 400
Immunological evidence of Zika virus in Thailand: Further implication for rate of possible infected cases in province with reported case


1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Faculty of Medicine University of Niŝ, Niŝ, Serbia; Faculty of Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China

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How to cite this article:
Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Immunological evidence of Zika virus in Thailand: Further implication for rate of possible infected cases in province with reported case. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:400

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Immunological evidence of Zika virus in Thailand: Further implication for rate of possible infected cases in province with reported case. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Sep 19];9:400. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/6/400/193931
Sir,

Zika virus infection becomes the world problem at present.[1],[2] The recent report by Wikan et al. on immunological evidence of Zika virus transmission in Thailand is very interesting.[3] Wikan et al. reported finding in patients with acute undifferentiated fever patients and found that there were cases with immunological response to antigen of Zika virus and other arboviruses in Thailand.[3] An interesting concern is on immunological reaction to dengue virus, which is an important virus that caused many outbreaks in Thailand in the past few years. Based on the report by Wikan et al., there are some cases with immunological reactivity to both Zika virus and dengue and it accounts for 14 cases from overall 17 cases (8.2%) and 16 cases (87.5%) with immunoreactive to dengue virus and Zika virus, respectively. Wikan et al. mentioned for possibility of existence of Zika virus and its transmission in Thailand.[3] Indeed, there are already confirmed cases of Zika virus infections in Thailand and it can be seen in several provinces.[3] A province with confirmed case is Ratchaburi province. In this province, there is a recent report on seroepidemiology during dengue outbreak, and the immunoreactive rate is equal to 71%.[4] Based on the report by Wikan et al., the expected immunoreactive rate to Zika virus in this area can be 62. 1%. This rate is considerable high and might explain the already existence of the Zika virus in this area for a long time, but the practitioner did not know.

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Zika virus infection and dengue: A new problem in diagnosis in a dengue-endemic area. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2015;8:145-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Acute viral hemorrhage disease: A summary on new viruses. J Acute Dis 2015;4:277-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Wikan N, Suputtamongkol Y, Yoksan S, Smith DR, Auewarakul P. Immunological evidence of Zika virus transmission in Thailand. Asian Pac J Trop Med 2016;9:141-4.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Tuntaprasart W, Barbazan P, Nitatpattana N, Rongsriyam Y, Yoksan S, Gonzalez JP. Seroepidemiological survey among schoolchildren during the 2000-2001 dengue outbreak of Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 2003;34:564-8.  Back to cited text no. 4
    

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Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Thailand
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.193931

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