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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 418
Asymptomatic and polymerase chain reaction negative Zika virus infection: Are these big concerns


1 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Asymptomatic and polymerase chain reaction negative Zika virus infection: Are these big concerns. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:418

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Asymptomatic and polymerase chain reaction negative Zika virus infection: Are these big concerns. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Mar 28];9:418. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/6/418/193954
Dear Sir,

Emerging Zika virus infection is the present interesting topic in tropical medicine. In the present day, the infection can be seen in several tropical countries, and it seems that this new arboviral disease can cause the serious worldwide epidemics.[1],[2] The big concern is on the diagnosis of THI infection. Apart from the difficulty in differentiation of this infection from other arboviral hemorrhagic disease, there are also other interesting observations to be noted. First, similar to dengue,[3] afebrile asymptomatic Zika virus infection is already reported.[4] In addition, the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for confirming the Zika virus infection can also has false negative. A good example is a recent report from Thailand.[5] 1 from 7 Zika virus case is a PCR negative Zika virus infection case. Based on these data, it seems that there has to be the consensus to set up the good system for diagnosis of the Zika virus infection to correspond to the emerging problem.

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Zika virus infection and dengue: A new problem in diagnosis in a dengue-endemic area. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2015;8:145-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Acute viral hemorrhage disease: A summary on new viruses. J Acute Dis 2015;4:277-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Afebrile dengue: An easily forgotten manifestation. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2013;6:686.  Back to cited text no. 3
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Ginier M, Neumayr A, Günther S, Schmidt-Chanasit J, Blum J. Zika without symptoms in returning travellers: What are the implications? Travel Med Infect Dis 2016;14:16-20.  Back to cited text no. 4
    
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Buathong R, Hermann L, Thaisomboonsuk B, Rutvisuttinunt W, Klungthong C, Chinnawirotpisan P, et al. Detection of Zika virus infection in Thailand, 2012-2014. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015;93:380-3.  Back to cited text no. 5
    

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.193954

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