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J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Apr;54(4):860-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00279-16. Epub 2016 Feb 17.

Zika Virus: Diagnostics for an Emerging Pandemic Threat.

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1
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA.
2
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA bpinsky@stanford.edu.

Abstract

Zika virus (ZIKV) is anAedesmosquito-borne flavivirus that emerged in Brazil in 2015 and then rapidly spread throughout the tropical and subtropical Americas. Based on clinical criteria alone, ZIKV cannot be reliably distinguished from infections with other pathogens that cause an undifferentiated systemic febrile illness, including infections with two common arboviruses, dengue virus and chikungunya virus. This minireview details the methods that are available to diagnose ZIKV infection.

PMID:
26888897
PMCID:
PMC4809954
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.00279-16
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