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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 473-474
Afebrile Zika virus infection


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

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Afebrile Zika virus infection. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:473-4

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Afebrile Zika virus infection. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Jun 20];10:473-4. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2017/10/2/473/208699
Dear Sir,

An important emerging dengue-like arboviral infection is Zika virus infection.[1],[2],[3] This infection can be seen worldwide and cause a serious problem of congenital microcephaly in South America.[1],[2],[3] As an acute hemorrhagic fever,[1],[2],[3] the disease finding is suggested for any febrile patient with thrombocytopenia at present. Nevertheless, the case of afebrile Zika virus infection is possible, and this is a very complex case for diagnosis. The good example is the recent first case report from China [4] that the patient had no fever. However, due to the concern on the possibility of the afebrile presentation, the final diagnosis can be made. It is suggested that the afebrile Zika virus has to be kept in mind of all practitioner in taking care of the patient with afebrile dengue-like illness.

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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 V. Zika virus infection: New emerging infection and public health implication. Med J DY Patil Univ 2016;9:287-8.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Beuy Joob
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.208699

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