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Braz J Infect Dis. 2017 Sep - Oct;21(5):554-556. doi: 10.1016/j.bjid.2017.04.008. Epub 2017 Jun 22.

Rapid spread of an ongoing outbreak of Zika virus disease in pregnant women in a Mexican hospital.

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1
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Hospital Universitario Dr. José Eleuterio González, Monterrey, Mexico. Electronic address: elvira_garza_gzz@yahoo.com.
2
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Hospital Universitario Dr. José Eleuterio González, Monterrey, Mexico.

Abstract

In the first nine weeks of implementation of a Zika Virus Preparedness Plan in a Mexican Public Hospital, we cared for 221 pregnant women with any signal or symptom suggesting Zika virus infection and 99 (44.8%) patients were found to be positive for Zika virus. The median age of patients was 25.3 years (range 13-49). Symptoms in PCR-positive patients were rash (91.4%) followed by headache (53.1%), myalgia (46.9%), arthralgia (45.7%), pruritus (35.8%), retroocular pain (29.6%), conjunctivitis (21%), and fever (21%). The women's epidemiologic exposure history indicates local transmission and a community outbreak.

KEYWORDS:

Congenital Zika virus syndrome; Microcephaly; Zika virus disease

PMID:
28648813
DOI:
10.1016/j.bjid.2017.04.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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