History and Emergence of Zika Virus

Duane J. Gubler, Nikos Vasilakis, Didier Musso

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Abstract

Zika virus was discovered in East Africa in 1947 by the Rockefeller Foundation during investigations on the ecology of yellow fever. Although it was subsequently shown to have widespread distribution in Africa and Asia, it was not known to cause epidemics until 2007. This paper describes the history of the virus discovery, emergence and evolution as an epidemic virus, and the its evolving clinical spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S860-S867
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume216
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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History
Viruses
Yellow Fever
Eastern Africa
Ecology
Zika Virus

Keywords

  • Aedes aegypti
  • GBS
  • microcephaly
  • mosquito
  • Zika

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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History and Emergence of Zika Virus. / Gubler, Duane J.; Vasilakis, Nikos; Musso, Didier.

In: Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 216, 01.01.2017, p. S860-S867.

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Gubler, Duane J. ; Vasilakis, Nikos ; Musso, Didier. / History and Emergence of Zika Virus. In: Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2017 ; Vol. 216. pp. S860-S867.
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