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Zika Virus Infection: Risk of Spreading in Europe

  • Author: Marta Diaz-Menendez, Clara Crespillo-Andujar
  • ISBN: 9783319594057
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: July 31, 2017
  • Format: Paperback – 93 pages
  • Language: English


This book describes the demographic and clinical patterns of Zika infection and evaluates the risk of it spreading to Europe. It reflects the hands-on experience of the author, who as a physician, was faced with the first-ever cases reported in Europe. Providing essential background information on the viral vector, it addresses the various symptoms after infection, and places them in the epidemiological context of past outbreaks.

The book addresses the needs of physicians attending patients with infectious diseases, including infectious-disease specialists, pediatricians, internal medicine specialists, general practitioners, obstetricians, tropical medicine and travel medicine specialists, preventive medicine and public health specialists, microbiologists, biologists and vectorial control specialists. It raises clinicians’ and travel health clinics’ awareness of the evolution of Zika virus outbreaks and the affected areas so that they can include this infection in their differential diagnoses for travelers from those areas.

Key Features
  • Offers a brief review of our current understanding of Zika virus infection
  • Presents a physician’s hands-on experience for other physicians
  • Highlights the role of the movement of people and mass gatherings in spreading viruses
Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. The epidemiology:
    1. Historical outbreaks
    2. Current outbreak
  3. The disease:
    1. The virus
    2. Routes of infection
    3. Clinical features
    4. Complications
    5. Diagnosis
    6. Treatment and vaccine development
  4. The vector:
    1. Classification of the different vectors
    2. Characteristics of the vectors
    3. Presence of the vectors in the world
  5. Prevention:
    1. Related to mosquitos
    2. Related to other routes of infection
    3. International Guidelines for prevention
  6. Risk of globalization of the disease in Europe:
    1. General risk of globalization
    2. Specific risk of globalization in Europe
    3. Risk due to International travels
    4. Risk due to Immigration
    5. Risk due to Mass gathering events
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