Gabriela Paz-Bailey, M.D., Ph.D., Eli S. Rosenberg, Ph.D., Kate Doyle, M.P.H., Jorge Munoz-Jordan, Ph.D., Gilberto A. Santiago, Ph.D., Liore Klein, M.S.P.H., Janice Perez-Padilla, M.P.H., Freddy A. Medina, Ph.D., Stephen H. Waterman, M.D., M.P.H., Carlos Garcia Gubern, M.D., Luisa I. Alvarado, M.D., and Tyler M. Sharp, Ph.D.
February 14, 2017 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1613108
Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine:
Zika Virus and the Guillain–Barré Syndrome — Case Series from Seven Countries
August 31, 2016 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1609015
Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine
Prolonged Shedding of Zika Virus Associated with Congenital Infection: nejmc1607583.pdf
Correspondence from The New England Journal of MedicineMiscarriage Associated with Zika Virus Infection
July 27, 2016 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1605898
CDC assisting Utah investigation of Zika virus infection apparently not linked to travel – Full Story Here
Monday, July 18, 2016
Summary: CDC is assisting in the investigation of a case of Zika in a Utah resident who is a family contact of the elderly Utah resident who died in late June. The deceased patient had traveled to an area with Zika and lab tests showed he had uniquely high amounts of virus—more than 100,000 times higher than seen in other samples of infected people—in his blood. Laboratories in Utah and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported evidence of Zika infection in both Utah residents.
Latest news from the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Suspected Female-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus – New York City, 2016 – Full Story Here
Early Release / July 15, 2016 / 65
Davidson A, Slavinski S, Komoto K, Rakeman J, Weiss D. Suspected Female-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — New York City, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 15 July 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6528e2.
Summary: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently reported a suspected female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus. A woman engaged in sex without a condom with a male partner the day she returned to NYC from travel to an area with ongoing Zika virus transmission. Her serum and urine later tested positive for Zika virus RNA. Seven days after intercourse with the woman, the male partner developed Zika-related symptoms. Zika virus RNA was detected in his urine but not serum. An extensive interview revealed the man had not traveled outside the United States during the year before his illness, had any other recent sexual partners, or been bitten by a mosquito.
Zika virus in the female genital tract:
Nadia Prisant, Louis Bujan, Hélène Benichou, Pierre-Humbert Hayot, Lynda Pavili, Sylvia Lurel, Cecile Herrmann, Eustase Janky, Guillaume Joguet
Published Online: 11 July 2016
Summary: The first human Zika virus infection was documented in Nigeria in 1954, with very few documented infections after this initial report, until the virus outbreak in 2007 on Yap Island in the western Pacific Ocean. The infection is usually asymptomatic but symptoms can consist of fever, maculopapular rash, arthralgia, and conjunctivitis.
CDC Control and Prevention: Emerging Infectious Diseases,
Volume 22, Number 7—July 2016
A Literature Review of Zika Virus
Link to PDF here: Plourde, Bloch_Lit Review Zika_072106.pdf