Rapid spread of an ongoing outbreak of Zika virus disease in pregnant women in a Mexican hospital

Elvira Garza-González, Soraya Mendoza-Olazarán, Raúl Roman-Campos, Ricardo Téllez-Marroquín, Donato Saldívar-Rodríguez, Juan A Soria-López, Abel Guzman, Samantha Flores-Treviño, Adrián Camacho-Ortiz

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Abstract

In the first nine weeks of implementation of a Zika Virus Preparedness Plan in a Mexican Public Hospital, we cared for 221 pregnant women with any signal or symptom suggesting Zika virus infection and 99 (44.8%) patients were found to be positive for Zika virus. The median age of patients was 25.3 years (range 13-49). Symptoms in PCR-positive patients were rash (91.4%) followed by headache (53.1%), myalgia (46.9%), arthralgia (45.7%), pruritus (35.8%), retroocular pain (29.6%), conjunctivitis (21%), and fever (21%). The women's epidemiologic exposure history indicates local transmission and a community outbreak.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-556
Number of pages3
JournalBrazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This publication was made possible through support provided by the Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development, under the terms of an Interagency Agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Sociedade Brasileira de Infectologia

Copyright:
Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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