Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Mini Review Volume 5 Issue 8

Travel Medicine: Zika Virus

Efstathios Konstantinou Koutsostathis*

Kerameikos Health Center, Greece

*Corresponding Author: Efstathios Konstantinou Koutsostathis, Kerameikos Health Center, Greece.

Received: May 31, 2021; Published: July 19, 2021


  Zika virus belongs to the Flaviviridae family and was initially isolated in Uganda from a rhesus monkey in Zika forest in 1947. It was first identified in humans in Nigeria in 1968. It is directly linked to dengue fever, the West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis.

It is transmitted through the Aedes species mosquitoes, including the Asian tiger mosquito.

Keywords: Zika Virus; Mosquito; Aedes aegypti


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Citation: Efstathios Konstantinou Koutsostathis. “Travel Medicine: Zika Virus”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.8 (2021): 74-77.


Copyright: © 2021 Efstathios Konstantinou Koutsostathis. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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