Zika virus transmission in Angola and the potential for further spread to other African settings.


Kraemer, MUG; Brady, OJ; Watts, A; German, M; Hay, SI; Khan, K; Bogoch, II; (2018) Zika virus transmission in Angola and the potential for further spread to other African settings. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. ISSN 0035-9203 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/try001

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Abstract

Cases of Zika virus were recently detected in Luanda, Angola, a major travel hub in Africa. The risk of Zika virus transmission throughout the continent from Angola is evaluated. Travel volumes were assessed using monthly passenger-level flight data from Luanda to all locations throughout Africa. Travel data was superimposed onto seasonal environmental suitability maps that predict the potential for subsequent Zika virus transmission. Windhoek, Maputo, Durban and Kinshasa have the greatest potential for Zika virus introduction and transmission during the southern hemisphere summer months, and Nairobi during the northern hemisphere summer months.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
PubMed ID: 29394415
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/4646328

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