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Cardiovascular implications of Zika virus infection

Published:April 12, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2018.03.016
      Zika virus(ZIKV) came into the picture in the human race for last many decades, but the World Health Organization announced it as a matter of public health emergency of global concern in February 2016 [

      Gulland A. Zika virus is a global public health emergency, declares WHO. [PMID: 26839247].

      ]. It is transmitted by Aedes sp. mosquitoes, a well-established causative agent for cerebral defects like microcephaly in newborn and neurotropic disorders like Guillain-Barré syndrome, meningoencephalitis, and acute myelitis [
      • Broutet N.
      • Krauer F.
      • Riesen M.
      • Khalakdina A.
      • Almiron M.
      • Aldighieri S.
      • et al.
      Zika virus as a cause of neurologic disorders.
      ].
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