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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 432-433
Emerging Zika virus infection: Occurrence of the first clinical presentation in airplane


1 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

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Wiwanikit S, Wiwanikit V. Emerging Zika virus infection: Occurrence of the first clinical presentation in airplane. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:432-3

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Wiwanikit S, Wiwanikit V. Emerging Zika virus infection: Occurrence of the first clinical presentation in airplane. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Sep 23];9:432-3. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/6/432/193967
Dear Sir,

Zika virus infection is a new problem in the present day.[1],[2] Worldwide, this disease has already spread from its first observation in Africa. The traveling is believed to be an important factor to cause disease in the new settings. The disease can be seen in many travelers. Some are returning travelers from visiting to endemic area who have clinical problem when return to hometown while the others are the infected cases from endemic area who have illness during traveling aboard away from their hometown. However, it can also be another type of patient whose first clinical problem occurs on the way of his/her travel. The good example is the recent report on Canadian traveler who had the first clinical problem in airplane.[3] The illness of any infections, especially for the emerging infectious diseases, is an important issue to be discussed. In the present day, there are usually limited preventive and corrective action guidelines for managing such cases on the airplane. In addition, there are also limited means for disease control aiming cutting of further transmission to other travelers on the same vehicle.

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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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Fonseca K, Meatherall B, Zarra D, Drebot M, MacDonald J, Pabbaraju K, et al. First case of Zika virus infection in a returning Canadian traveler. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014;91:1035-8.  Back to cited text no. 3
    

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Somsri Wiwanikit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.193967

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