Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 357-

Seasonal variation of Zika infection case reports in Thailand


Pathoom Sukkaromdee1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China

Correspondence Address:
Pathoom Sukkaromdee
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand




How to cite this article:
Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Seasonal variation of Zika infection case reports in Thailand.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:357-357


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Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Seasonal variation of Zika infection case reports in Thailand. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Oct 20 ];9:357-357
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Dear Sir,

The Zika virus infection is an emerging arboviral disease that needs urgent control. [1],[2] The information on the epidemiology of this infection is very useful. The seasonal change and fluctuation of many arboviral diseases such as dengue are known but it is not well clarified for Zika virus infection. Here, the authors review the previous data on seasonal variation of Zika infection case reports in Thailand. Of all six cases with complete data on exact time of occurrence in Thailand, 3, 2, and 1 cases occurred in summer, rainy season, and winter period, respectively. This can be seen that there is no specific season of disease free. Indeed, in the propical world, global warming significantly destroys the normal seasonal pattern and this might affect the abundance of vector and increased occurrence rate of arboviral disease in any seasons of the year. [3]

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