Zika Virus Infection in Military Camps
Journal of Archives in Military Medicine: August 01, 2016, 4 (3); e41553
August 21, 2016
Article Type: Letter
August 16, 2016
August 17, 2016
V. Zika Virus Infection in Military Camps,
J Arch Mil Med.
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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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