Zika virus in French Polynesia 2013-14: anatomy of a completed outbreak.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_45EA00E82BAF
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Zika virus in French Polynesia 2013-14: anatomy of a completed outbreak.
Journal
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Author(s)
Musso D., Bossin H., Mallet H.P., Besnard M., Broult J., Baudouin L., Levi J.E., Sabino E.C., Ghawche F., Lanteri M.C., Baud D.
ISSN
1474-4457 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1473-3099
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
18
Number
5
Pages
e172-e182
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The Zika virus crisis exemplified the risk associated with emerging pathogens and was a reminder that preparedness for the worst-case scenario, although challenging, is needed. Herein, we review all data reported during the unexpected emergence of Zika virus in French Polynesia in late 2013. We focus on the new findings reported during this outbreak, especially the first description of severe neurological complications in adults and the retrospective description of CNS malformations in neonates, the isolation of Zika virus in semen, the potential for blood-transfusion transmission, mother-to-child transmission, and the development of new diagnostic assays. We describe the effect of this outbreak on health systems, the implementation of vector-borne control strategies, and the line of communication used to alert the international community of the new risk associated with Zika virus. This outbreak highlighted the need for careful monitoring of all unexpected events that occur during an emergence, to implement surveillance and research programmes in parallel to management of cases, and to be prepared to the worst-case scenario.
Keywords
Disease Outbreaks/prevention & control, Humans, Polynesia/epidemiology, Risk Factors, Zika Virus Infection/epidemiology
Pubmed
Web of science
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23/11/2017 21:55
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20/08/2019 14:51
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