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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 480-481
What can we interpret from the distance between sites with emerging Zika virus infection? A case of Thailand


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

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Date of Web Publication22-Jun-2017
 

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. What can we interpret from the distance between sites with emerging Zika virus infection? A case of Thailand. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:480-1

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. What can we interpret from the distance between sites with emerging Zika virus infection? A case of Thailand. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 17];10:480-1. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2017/10/2/480/196841
Dear Sir,

Emerging Zika virus infection becomes the big public health problem at global level.[1],[2] The disease emerges in several countries around the world including Thailand. An interesting concern is a way that disease spreads in the new settings. In Thailand, there are seven confirmed cases of Zika virus in different provinces.[3] Here, the authors analyzed the data on the distance between sites with emerging Zika virus infection in Thailand. The result is shown in [Table 1]. It can be seen that the distance between each two sites is variable but the distance is usually considerable far. This cannot allow the mosquito vector to fly from one site to the other. Furthermore, the indexed cases have no history of traveling to other endemic countries. It can imply that the disease should be carried from the human host from one to the other site or it might imply that the virus already widely circulates is several areas of Thailand.
Table 1: Distance (km) between sites with emerging Zika virus infection in 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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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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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: 10.4103/1755-6783.196841

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