Conceptual Paper
Volume 11 Issue 4 - 2022
Practical Management of Congenital Zika Syndrome
Abdelhadi A Abdelhadi*
Paediatrics and Neonatology, Somerset Children Clinic Dubai, United Arab Emirates
*Corresponding Author: Abdelhadi A Abdelhadi, Paediatrics and Neonatology. Somerset Children Clinic Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Received: February 23, 2022; Published: March 31, 2022

Zika Virus was initially discovered in monkeys in Republic of Uganda in 1947 [1]. This was followed by the virus identification in humans in Republic of Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania in 1952 [1]. Since 2007, Zika virus infections have been reported in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania [2]. The first mosquito-transmitted, locally acquired cases of Zika virus in Europe were reported in October 2019 [3].


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Citation: Abdelhadi A Abdelhadi. “Practical Management of Congenital Zika Syndrome”. EC Paediatrics 11.4 (2022): 96-102.

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