Zika infection GIS-based mapping suggest high transmission activity in the border area of La Guajira, Colombia, a northeastern coast Caribbean department, 2015-2016: Implications for public health, migration and travel
Rodriguez-Morales, Alfonso J.
García-Loaiza, Carlos Julian
Galindo-Marquez, Maria Leonor
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Zika (ZIKV) virus epidemic is advancing in Latin America. Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia, among the most affected in the region . ZIKV has followed the path of chikungunya (CHIKV) , due to high extended presence of Aedes aegypti, but possibly of other vectors (Ae. albopictus, Culex quinquefasctiatus) . Travelers visiting or returning from endemic areas in Latin America are under risk of exposure, even more in international border territories . In order to help in the pre-travel as well post-travel assessment (including in migrant groups), updated epidemiological information is of utmost importance, considering the availability of risk maps in order to address recommendations when visiting specific places [4,5].