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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 419
Does the basic “1-week illness period” for viral infection can be applied to the cases of Zika virus infection?


1 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Does the basic “1-week illness period” for viral infection can be applied to the cases of Zika virus infection?. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:419

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Does the basic “1-week illness period” for viral infection can be applied to the cases of Zika virus infection?. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Sep 19];9:419. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/6/419/193955
Dear Sir,

Zika virus is a new problematic viral infection. The mosquito biting is the main starting point of the infection.[1],[2] Clinically, Zika virus infection is considered a viral infection that has same clinical presentations as dengue virus infection.[1],[2] Of interest, the basic general medical concept is a viral infection, usually course short period of the disease. The febrile should not longer than 1 week. However, based on the recent observation from Thailand,[3] from seven confirmed cases, date of illness ranges from 1 to 16 days. It can be seen that Zika virus infection can cause unusual prolonged febrile presentation which is not common for general viral infection. Practitioner has to concern on this fact and aware of diagnosis of febrile case in the present situation of worldwide problematic epidemics.

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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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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.193955

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