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Virologica Sinica, 31 (2) : 103, 2016
Zika virus and Zika fever
Department of Microbiology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Capital Medical University, Beijing 100069, China
 Correspondence: pgwang@ccmu.edu.cn; anjing@ccmu.edu.cn
An emerging mosquito-borne arbovirus named Zika virus (ZIKV), of the family Flaviviridae and genus Flavivirus, is becoming a global health threat. ZIKV infection was long neglected due to its sporadic nature and mild symptoms. However, recently, with its rapid spread from Asia to the Americas, affecting more than 30 countries, accumulating evidences have demonstrated a close association between infant microcephaly and Zika infection in pregnant women. Here, we reviewed the virological, epidemiological, and clinical essentials of ZIKV infection.
Key Words: Zika virus;  Zika fever
Received: 30 Mar 2016  Accepted: 21 Apr 2016  Published online: 26 Apr 2016
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