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Title: Mirroring the Zika epidemics in Cuba: The view from a European imported diseases clinic
Author: Almuedo Riera, Alex
Rodriguez Valero, Natalia
Camprubí, Daniel
Losada, Irene
Zamora Martinez, C.
Pousibet Puerto, J.
Subirà, Carme
Martínez Yoldi, Miguel Julián
Pinazo, María Jesús
Muñoz, José
Keywords: Malalties víriques
Geografia mèdica
Virus diseases
Medical geography
Issue Date: 15-Jun-2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Dear Editor, the changing epidemiology of Zika virus infection has been described before and in this letter we would like to show how the local epidemiology of Zika in Cuba is reflected in imported cases in returning travellers to Barcelona. The spread of the 2015 Zika epidemic was mostly reported in South America and the Caribbean. While increasing numbers of cases raised in South-America, Cuba was still free of cases. On 2nd March 2016 the first imported case from Cuba (Artemisa province) was reported. The first autochthonous case was reported on 16th March 2016 in La Habana. Onwards, cases were reported in Camagüey, Cienfuegos, Guantánamo, Havana and Santiago. During 2017 transmission has been reported in municipalities of Arroyo Naranjo and Regla in the province of Havana .
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It is part of: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2019
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ISSN: 1477-8939
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