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Zika: How safe is India?

Overview of attention for article published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, January 2017
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Title
Zika: How safe is India?
Published in
Infectious Diseases of Poverty, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40249-016-0234-6
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C. George Priya Doss, R. Siva, B. Prabhu Christopher, Chiranjib Chakraborty, Hailong Zhu

Abstract

Zika virus, which originated from a forest in Uganda, has affected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Most people infected with Zika are asymptomatic and present with clinical manifestations ranging from mild fever to severe neurological disorders. Recent outbreaks in Southeast Asian countries, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned pregnant woman to avoid nonessential traveling to 11 Asian countries. Reports about the sexual transmission route of Zika have pushed the World Health Organization to declare it a 'public health emergency'. Having this current warning status, it has become mandatory to consider where second highly populated country India stands in terms of spreading awareness and taking precautionary measures against the Zika virus infection. Therefore, this paper aims to highlight the importance of Zika in Indian population by considering several indicators such as the population size and ratio, rates of mortality, closely related diseases, government initiatives, and other micro-level factors which are prone to Zika effects.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Unknown 37 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 21%
Student > Bachelor 8 21%
Researcher 7 18%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 11%
Professor 3 8%
Other 8 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 18%
Unspecified 6 16%
Social Sciences 5 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 8%
Other 13 34%

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