Author(s): Zammarchi L, Tappe D, Fortuna C, Remoli ME, Gnther S,
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Abstract We report a case of laboratory-confirmed Zika virus infection imported into Europe from the Americas. The patient developed fever, rash, and oedema of hands and feet after returning to Italy from Brazil in late March 2015. The case highlights that, together with chikungunya virus and dengue virus, three major arboviruses are now co-circulating in Brazil. These arboviruses represent a burden for the healthcare systems in Brazil and other countries where competent mosquito vectors are present.
This article was published in Euro Surveill
and referenced in Journal of Neonatal Biology