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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 480
Estimated risk for Zika virus seropositivity among pregnant women in area with indexed case in Thailand


1 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia; Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China; Department of Biological Science, Joseph Ayobabalola University, Osun State, Nigeria; Medical College, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical University, India

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Estimated risk for Zika virus seropositivity among pregnant women in area with indexed case in Thailand. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:480

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Estimated risk for Zika virus seropositivity among pregnant women in area with indexed case in Thailand. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 12];10:480. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2017/10/2/480/196840
Dear Sir,

Zika virus infection becomes the public health problem at present.[1],[2],[3] The big concern is on the infected pregnant women because there are many reports on the microcephaly infant as a result of infection in pregnant women.[1],[2],[3] In Thailand, Zika virus infection is seen in some areas and the interesting concern is on the problem in the pregnant women. In general people, there is a recent publication in Asian Pac J Trop Med on seroepidemiology of Zika virus and there is an evidence of cooccurrence of seropositive between Zika virus and dengue virus.[4] The cooccurrence of Zika virus immunoreactivity among cases with dengue immunoreactivity is accounted for 13/17 (76.47%). In the period of emerging Zika virus in Thailand,[5] there is an interesting seroepidemiology report on dengue seropositivity among pregnant women from the province with indexed case, Ratchaburi. In that report, the dengue seropositivity rate among the pregnant women is equal to 97.2%.[6] Based on the mentioned data, it might estimate the possible Zika virus seropositivity among pregnant women in that area to be 74.34%. Of interest, this possible rate is considerably high. However, there is still no report on microcephaly in that mentioned area of Thailand.

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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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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. 5
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Khamim K, Hattasingh W, Nisalak A, Kaewkungwal J, Fernandez S, Thaisomboonsuk B, et al. Neutralizing dengue antibody in pregnant Thai women and cord blood. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2015;9:e0003396.  Back to cited text no. 6
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.196840

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