TY - CHAP A1 - Alfonso J. Rodríguez-Morales A2 - Adriana M. Trujillo A3 - Jorge A. Sánchez- Duque A4 - Jaime A. Cardona-Ospina A5 - Wilmer E. Villamil-Gómez A6 - Carlos E. Jimenez-Canizalez A7 - Jorge L. Alvarado-Socarras A8 - Juan Carlos Sepúlveda-Arias A9 - Pío López A10 - Matthew Collins A11 - Alberto Paniz- Mondolfi A12 - Antonio C. Bandeira A13 - José Antonio Suárez ED1 - Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales Y1 - 2018-06-13 PY - 2018 T1 - Introductory Chapter: Clinical and Epidemiological Implications of Zika Virus Infection - The Experience of RECOLZIKA in Colombia N2 - Zika was an arbovirus not considered relevant until the epidemics of 2007, where in the islands of the Pacific, Yap, Micronesia, and others, and later in the Americas in 2015-2016, it created a significant public health threat. Zika is a flavivirus that has been especially important not just for the high number of cases but also for its related morbidity. In the case of adult population, multiple neurological diseases are already associated and in pregnant women because of its confirmed teratogenic capacity, leading to microcephaly as well as other central nervous system (CNS) birth defects. This book tried to update the significant epidemiological and clinical research in many aspects with a multinational perspective. BT - Current Topics in Zika SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.72571 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.72571 SN - 978-1-78923-271-4 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-28 ER -