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Zika: another sexually transmitted infection?
  1. Andrés M Patiño-Barbosa,
  2. Ivonne Medina,
  3. Andrés Felipe Gil-Restrepo,
  4. Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales
  1. Public Health and Infection Research and Incubator Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales, Public Health and Infection Research and Incubator Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda 660003, Colombia; arodriguezm{at}utp.edu.co

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Zika virus is an Aedes-borne virus (Flaviviridae family), identified in 1947 in monkey rhesus sera in Uganda and in 1954 in humans.1 ,2 It was considered endemic in Africa and South West Asia. After 2007, outbreaks in Yap State, Micronesia and French Polynesia have been of high relevance.2 In 2014–2015 it has also begun to be of importance in the Americas, with outbreaks in Eastern Islands, Chile …

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