Zika en Panamá y Latinoamérica: Aspectos clínicos y moleculares de una problemática emergente

[Zika in Panama and Latin America: Clinical and molecular aspects of an emerging problem.]


    Jorge David Mendez-Rios1, Sandra López-Vergès2, José Suarez3, Brechla Moreno4, Claude Vergès de López5, David E Méndez Dutary6, Dora Estripeaut7, José González-Santamaría8, Gloriela de Villareal9, Anayansi Valderrama10, Lorenzo Cáceres11, Nestor Sosa12
Publicado: 2016-04-27



El propósito de esta revisión es presentar al equipo de salud latinoamericano y de la región del caribe un panorama de la situación actual con el virus Zika (ZIKAV), y al mismo tiempo, proveer conocimiento clínica y molecular relevante para enfrentar este problema emergente. Esperamos que esta revisión tenga un impacto positivo en el diagnóstico, vigilancia, y tratamiento de esta enfermedad viral, especialmente en comunidades endémicas, como parte de un esfuerzo colectivo para enfrentar este virus. Este manuscrito será distribuido electrónicamente y físicamente como una iniciativa de salud pública y epidemiologica.


The purpose of this review is to provide Latin America's and the region's healthcare professionals with an overview of the current situation related to Zika virus (ZIKAV), and at the same time, to provide relevant clinical and molecular knowledge against this emerging problem. We expect to have a positive impact in diagnostic, surveillance and treatment of this viral disease, specially in those endemic communities, as part of a collective effort against the virus. This review will be distributed as hard-copy and online as a public health and epidemiological initiative.


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