New guidelines for Zika virus 2016

Show simple item record Soma-Pillay, Priya 2016-05-30T06:13:12Z 2016-05-30T06:13:12Z 2016
dc.description.abstract Zika virus has caused a self- limiting pyrexial illness across Africa and South East Asia for decades. Recently there has been a rapid spread of the Zika virus in South America. However, to date, the zika virus has not been found further south than Uganda in Africa.1 The vector species, Aedes aegypti, is common in South Africa especially in the eastern coastal plains but it may also be found inland. In urban areas, the mosquito breeds in small collections of water such as discarded tyres and buckets or the leaf axils of Strelitzia nicolae (banana tress). Aedes argypti is made up of 2 subspecies. The African subspecies tends not to bite humans and is probably less susceptible to Zika virus when compared to the American ones. en_ZA
dc.description.department Obstetrics and Gynaecology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Soma-Pillay, P 2016, 'New guidelines for Zika virus 2016', Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 10-12. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1027-9148
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher In House Publications en_ZA
dc.rights In House Publications en_ZA
dc.subject Zika virus en_ZA
dc.subject South America en_ZA
dc.subject Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Mosquito breeds en_ZA
dc.title New guidelines for Zika virus 2016 en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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