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 - 27 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Copyright © 2017 Sociedade Brasileira de Infectologia. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

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Garza-González, E., Mendoza-Olazarán, S., Roman-Campos, R., Téllez-Marroquín, R., Saldívar-Rodríguez, D., Soria-López, J. A., Guzman, A., Flores-Treviño, S., & Camacho-Ortiz, A. (2017). Rapid spread of an ongoing outbreak of Zika virus disease in pregnant women in a Mexican hospital. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 21(5), 554-556. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjid.2017.04.008