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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 475
Zika virus infection: Serious but low fatality

1 RV Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, Hainan, China

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Date of Web Publication22-Jun-2017

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Sriwijitralai W, Wiwanitkit V. Zika virus infection: Serious but low fatality. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:475

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Sriwijitralai W, Wiwanitkit V. Zika virus infection: Serious but low fatality. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Jul 7];10:475. Available from:
Dear Sir,

Zika virus infection which is a new emerging arboviral hemorrhagic disease is already declared as a global health problem.[1],[2] The disease can be seen worldwide and can induce congenital disorder problem.[1],[2] It is no doubt that the disease is serious, but there is limited data on the mortality due to this infection. Based on the cases in Thailand, there is no fatal case.[3] This is concordant with the report from Brazil that mentioned only fetal death.[4] It might conclude that disease is serious but not fatal.

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Brasil P, Pereira JP Jr., Raja Gabaglia C, Damasceno L, Wakimoto M, Ribeiro Nogueira RM, et al. Zika virus infection in pregnant women in Rio de Janeiro – Preliminary report. N Engl J Med 2016. [Epub head of print].  Back to cited text no. 4

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Won Sriwijitralai
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.208701

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