2016
DOI: 10.2471/blt.16.176529
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Spatial distribution of Zika virus infection in northeastern Colombia

Abstract: Z ika virus (ZIKV) infection is causing epidemics in Latin America [1]. Colombia has officially reported a total of 58,838 cases of ZIKV infection in the first 32 epidemic weeks (21 in 2015 and 11 in 2016) [2]. According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), Colombia has fewer cases than Brazil in terms of absolute number of infections (58,838 cases, 4% laboratory confirmed in Colombia compared to 72,596 cases, 0.74% laboratory confirmed in Brazil) [3,4]. Howev… Show more

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“…For its communes, rates ranged from 126.12 to 646.22 cases/100,000 pop. (commune 8,8.56 % of the municipality's cases, located at the center of the municipality) (Fig. 2), followed by commune 22 (558.81 cases/100,000 pop.…”
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“…For its communes, rates ranged from 126.12 to 646.22 cases/100,000 pop. (commune 8,8.56 % of the municipality's cases, located at the center of the municipality) (Fig. 2), followed by commune 22 (558.81 cases/100,000 pop.…”
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confidence: 98%
“…There is an enhanced number of ZIKV-associated neurological syndromes with 25 cases reported from Valle del Cauca as well one case of acute flaccid paralysis with history of ZIKV infection [10]. Then, public health policies and strategies for integral control of ZIKV in people living, but also in visitors [4][5][6][7][8]13] to those areas, should be considered and urgently implemented; particularly in the capital, Cali, and in the Northern municipalities. In Cali, as well as Valle del Cauca, other arboviruses, such as dengue and chikungunya are also cocirculating [14].…”
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