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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-12

Zika virus disease: An obscure disease which became a public health emergency

1 College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Kalol Institute of Pharmacy, Kalol, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Microbiology, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Apexa B Patel
College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-1880.187752

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Zika virus remained in relative obscurity for many years, but within a period of just 1 year, it has spread into Brazil, Pacific Island, and throughout the Americas. Zika virus disease has become the fetal infectious disease which is associated with human birth defects and created such global havoc that the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern. This review summarizes the transmission, distribution, clinical features, diagnosis, prevention, and future perspectives of Zika virus disease.

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