Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Mini Review Volume 4 Issue 11

Zika Virus Epidemiology: An Overview, India

Asima Zehra1*, Megha GK2 and Afnan Saleem3

1PhD Scholar, Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, India
2PhD Scholar, Division of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bareilly, India
3Scholar, Division of Animal Biotechnology, F. V. Sc. and A.H., Shuhama, Sher- E-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology-Kashmir (SKUAST-K), Jammu and Kashmir UT, India

*Corresponding Author:Asima Zehra, PhD Scholar, Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, India.

Received: August 19, 2022; Published: October 10, 2022


Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arbovirus and is recognised to be present in multiple areas of Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. ZIKV will continue to spread into more remote areas until new vaccines, antiviral medications, and vector control strategies are developed and put into practice. Additionally, most cases of the ZIKV infections are asymptomatic and can easily be misdiagnosed because the sole test for ZIKV is cross reactive with dengue antibodies. Furthermore, there is still a lot does not know about the virus especially its neurological complications in neonates. But as the anxieties about the world subsided, financing and attention waned. Also, due to the engagement of laboratories in COVID-19 diagnoses taking into account the succeeding waves of the pandemic, the same level of ZIKV public health surveillance could not be maintained after 2020. Thus, the aim of this review on ZIKV epidemiology was to provide the updated figure related to its infection especially in India that can highlight the fact that only active surveillance can be used to follow a disease like ZIKV disease and comprehend its effects on the healthcare system.

Keywords: Zika virus (ZIKV); Epidemiology; India; ICMR; Microcephaly


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Citation: Asima Zehra.,et al. “Zika Virus Epidemiology: An Overview, India".Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.11 (2022): 37-40.


Copyright: © 2022 Asima Zehra., et al. 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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