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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016 Oct;86(2):160-2. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2016.07.016. Epub 2016 Jul 18.

Twenty-four cases of imported zika virus infections diagnosed by molecular methods.

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  • 1Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2Public Health Agency of Catalonia, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 3ISGlobal, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 4ISGlobal, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Public Health Department, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 5Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain; ISGlobal, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 6Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain; ISGlobal, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: myoldi@clinic.ub.es.

Abstract

Zika virus is an emerging flavivirus widely spreading through Latin America. Molecular diagnosis of the infection can be performed using serum, urine and saliva samples, although a well-defined diagnostic algorithm is not yet established. We describe a series of 24 cases of imported zika virus infection into Catalonia (northeastern Spain). Based on our findings, testing of paired serum and urine samples is recommended.

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