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Zika Virus Infection in Military Camps


1 Surindra Rajabhat University, Surin, Thailand
*Corresponding author: Viroj Wiwanitkit, Surindra Rajabhat University, Surin, Thailand. Tel: +66-24132436, E-mail: wviroj@yahoo.com.
Journal of Archives in Military Medicine. 4(3): e41553 , DOI: 10.5812/jamm.41553
Article Type: Letter; Received: Aug 16, 2016; Accepted: Aug 17, 2016; epub: Aug 21, 2016; collection: Aug 2016

Keywords: Zika; Military; Medicine

Dear Editor,

Zika virus infection is an important emerging disease and it is a major problem worldwide. The disease is a vector borne disease and exists in several tropical developing countries of America and Asia. The disease is similar to dengue infection and control of the mosquito that acts as a vector, is important. Indeed, assessing the diagnosis of a vector borne disease is an important Gap in military medicine (1). Also, mosquito control in military camps should be discussed. In fact, outbreak of similar disease, dengue, in military camps of the tropical world has been observed (2). There is no doubt that Zika virus infection outbreak in military camps can be possible. For prevention, these precautions should be taken. First, all military personnel need to be educated on Zika virus infection and other mosquito borne infections. Second, there should be a good system for mosquito control in the military camp.

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