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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1832-1833
Breastfeeding by mother in endemic area of arboviral disease: Any risk during performing?


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

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Date of Web Publication11-Jan-2018
 

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Breastfeeding by mother in endemic area of arboviral disease: Any risk during performing?. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:1832-3

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Breastfeeding by mother in endemic area of arboviral disease: Any risk during performing?. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2018 May 21];10:1832-3. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2017/10/6/1832/188520


Dear Sir,

Arboviral disease is a very important problem in public health at present. The emerging of Zika virus infection and re-emerging and new emerging of dengue infection has become the hot issue at present. The interesting concern is on breastfeeding. For the new Zika virus infection, there are some reports mentioning for existence of virus in breast milk.[1] However, the risk of transmission via breast feeding is still not confirmed. Here, the authors report additional concern on the risk during breastfeeding. The authors performed a small short interview study on all 100 mothers who were breastfeeding and found that 80 cases (80%) reported experience of getting bite by mosquito during breastfeeding and none (0%) perform breastfeeding in the bed net. It is no doubt that performing breastfeeding in exposed environment can infer risk of mosquito bite to both mothers and infants. This is in reality a big forgotten issue for breastfeeding in public health.

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Dupont-Rouzeyrol M, Biron A, O'Connor O, Huguon E, Descloux E. Infectious Zika viral particles in breastmilk. Lancet 2016;387:1051.  Back to cited text no. 1
    

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.188520

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