ZIKA VIRUS: A BRIEF REVIEW

  • KANAAN AL-TAMEEMI Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al Andalus University for Medical Sciences, Tartous, Syria.
  • RAIAAN KABAKLI Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al Andalus University for Medical Sciences, Tartous, Syria.

Abstract

This review highlights the Zika virus which is considered a global concern due to its rapid pandemic potential and effect on humans, and according to its pandemic status, the World Health Organization declared on February 2016 it as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” Therefore, we define the epidemiology of Zika virus in addition to its pathogenesis, diagnostic techniques, and treatment.

Keywords: Zika virus, Aedes genus, Transmission, Antiviral drugs, Pathogenesis

Author Biography

KANAAN AL-TAMEEMI, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al Andalus University for Medical Sciences, Tartous, Syria.

Ph.D.microbiolog

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AL-TAMEEMI, K., and R. KABAKLI. “ZIKA VIRUS: A BRIEF REVIEW”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 13, no. 7, May 2020, pp. 21-24, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2020.v13i7.37957.
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