The Journal of National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers

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

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


Apexa B Patel1, Advaita B Patel2, Baldev V Patel3 
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

Correspondence Address:
Apexa B Patel
College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Patel AB, Patel AB, Patel BV. Zika virus disease: An obscure disease which became a public health emergency.J Nat Accred Board Hosp Healthcare Providers 2016;3:9-12


How to cite this URL:
Patel AB, Patel AB, Patel BV. Zika virus disease: An obscure disease which became a public health emergency. J Nat Accred Board Hosp Healthcare Providers [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Mar 25 ];3:9-12
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