Zika infection – five facts

ZIKA VIRUS

5 facts

  1. Zika virus is a flavivirus, the same group as dengue virus

  2. Infection is spread by Aedes mosquitoes

  3. Congenital anomalies including microcephaly have been linked with Zika virus infection during pregnancy

  4. Women who might fall pregnant are being asked to postpone travel to active transmission locations

  5. Zika virus is not endemic in Australia

  • Zikavirus é um flavivirus , o mesmo grupo que o vírus da dengue
  • A infecção é transmitida por mosquitos Aedes
  • As anomalias congênitas , incluindo microcefalia têm sido associadas com a infecção Zikavirus durante a gravidez
  • As mulheres que possam engravidar estão sendo convidados a adiar a viagem para locais de transmissão de activos
  • Zikavirus não é endémica na Austrália

For guidance on how to assess the strength of evidence for a causal relationship between an emerging infection and its effects, see Principia Aetiologica.

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