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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 416-417
How about the rate of Zika virus infection among suspicious cases: Thailand's situation


1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Faculty of Medicine University of Nis, Nis, Serbia

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Date of Web Publication14-Nov-2016
 

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. How about the rate of Zika virus infection among suspicious cases: Thailand's situation. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:416-7

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. How about the rate of Zika virus infection among suspicious cases: Thailand's situation. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 May 24];9:416-7. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/6/416/193952
Dear Sir,

Zika virus infection is the new emerging public health problem. This disease is presently the problem in several countries. The big problem is the high similarity of the disease to classical well-known infection, dengue infection.[1],[2] Here, the authors would like to share the idea and experience from Thailand's situation. The main query is, “How about the rate of Zika virus infection among suspicious cases?” Based on the available data from Thailand,[3] from “a total of 47 cases with negative results for measles/rubella/chikungunya IgM and chikungunya/dengue polymerase chain reaction),” 21 got final confirmation for Zika virus infection, giving the prevalence rate equal to 44.68%. Based on this data, it implies the high possibility of Zika virus infection in suspicious cases in Thailand. Nevertheless, the more interesting concern is what the exact cause of the left cases. There might be other unknown virus or pathogen that causes the unexplained clinical features in the left cases. This is the topic for further researching.

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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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Buathong R, Hermann L, Thaisomboonsuk B, Rutvisuttinunt W, Klungthong C, Chinnawirotpisan P, et al. Detection of Zika virus infection in Thailand, 2012-2014. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015;93:380-3.  Back to cited text no. 3
    

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Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.193952

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