Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 479-

Temperature that can promote Zika virus infection: A summary from Thai cases


Beuy Joob1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 Sanitation Medical Academic Center, 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, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Beuy Joob
Sanitation Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Thailand




How to cite this article:
Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Temperature that can promote Zika virus infection: A summary from Thai cases.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:479-479


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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Temperature that can promote Zika virus infection: A summary from Thai cases. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 12 ];10:479-479
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Dear Sir,

Zika virus is a well-known viral infection in the present day. It is classified as an arboviral infection that can result in dengue-like illness.[1],[2],[3] Temperature is previously proved to be directly relating to dengue suitability.[4] It is interesting that which level of temperature that promotes suitability of Zika virus infection. Here, the authors analyze the data on the temperature at the sites where the indexed cases emerged in Thailand. The data on seven cases in Thailand is appraised. The temperature at each site is traced, and further summative analysis is done. According to this study, the average temperature is equal to 27.5 ± 0.5°C. Of interest, this is no considered a high temperature for the tropical zone. With the present global warming situation, the disease can be expected worldwide based on the fact that the temperature that can promote infection is easily seen in several countries around the world.

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