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Zika puzzle in Brazil: peculiar conditions of viral introduction and dissemination - A Review

Overview of attention for article published in Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, April 2017
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Title
Zika puzzle in Brazil: peculiar conditions of viral introduction and dissemination - A Review
Published in
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, April 2017
DOI 10.1590/0074-02760160510
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Authors

Cristina Possas, Patricia Brasil, Mauro CA Marzochi, Amilcar Tanuri, Reinaldo M Martins, Ernesto TA Marques, Myrna C Bonaldo, Antonio GP Ferreira, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira, Rita Maria R Nogueira, Patricia C Sequeira, Keyla BF Marzochi, Akira Homma

Abstract

This article discusses the peculiar conditions that favoured the unexpected introduction of Zika virus into the poorest northeastern region of Brazil in 2015, its speed of transmission to other Brazilian states, other Latin American countries and other regions, and the severity of related neurological disorders in newborns and adults. Contrasting with evidence that Zika had so far caused only mild cases in humans in the last six decades, the epidemiological scenario of this outbreak in Brazil indicates dramatic health effects: in 2015, an increase of 20-fold in notified cases of microcephaly and/or central nervous system (CNS) alterations suggestive of Zika congenital infection, followed by an exponential increase in 2016, with 2366 cumulative cases confirmed in the country by the end of December 2016. A significant increase in Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults has also been reported. Factors involved in viral dissemination, neural pathogenesis and routes of transmission in Brazil are examined, such as the role of social and environmental factors and the controversies involved in the hypothesis of antibody-dependent enhancement, to explain the incidence of congenital Zika syndrome in Brazil. Responses to the Zika outbreak and the development of new products are also discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 3 2%
Argentina 1 <1%
Unknown 185 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 43 23%
Student > Bachelor 31 16%
Researcher 20 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 8%
Other 34 18%
Unknown 28 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 45 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 19 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 6%
Other 34 18%
Unknown 45 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 April 2017.
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#9,055,505
of 15,780,173 outputs
Outputs from Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
#662
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#130,627
of 267,727 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
#3
of 13 outputs
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