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The Evolution and Challenge of the Zika virus and its Uncharted Territory in the Neurological Realm | OMICS International | Abstract
E-ISSN: 2314-7326
P-ISSN: 2314-7334

Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseases
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The Evolution and Challenge of the Zika virus and its Uncharted Territory in the Neurological Realm

Sneha Konda1*, Samantha Dayawansa1,2 and Jason H Huang2*

1College of Medicine, Texas A&M College of Medicine, Temple, USA

2Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor Scott & White Healthcare, Temple, USA

*Corresponding Author's:
Jason H. Huang MD,
Department of Neurosurgery
Baylor Scott and White Healthcare
Texas A&M College of Medicine, Texas, USA
Tel: 19794369100
E-mail: [email protected]
 
Sneha Konda
College of Medicine
Texas A&M College of Medicine, Texas, USA
Tel: 19794369100
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: April 26, 2016, Accepted date: May 12, 2016, Published date: May 16, 2016

Citation: Konda S, Dayawansa S, Huang J (2016) The Evolution and Challenge of the Zika virus and its Uncharted Territory in the Neurological Realm. J Neuroinfect Dis 7:215. doi:10.4172/2314-7326.1000215

Copyright: © 2016 Konda S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The Zika virus , an Aedes mosquito-borne flavivirus, was first identified in 1947 in Rhesus Monkey s in a vegetative region of Africa known as Zika. It is closely related to other flaviviruses such as dengue, yellow fever, West Nile and Japanese encephalitis viruses and share similar symptomology, namely malaise, headache, flushing, nausea and vomiting. Zika’s distinguishing feature is a macropapular rash covering the body with accompanying arthralgia

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