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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 50-52

Zika virus: A review with oral health implications


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital, Derabassi, Punjab, India
2 Officer Commanding, 1209 Dental Unit, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Department of Pedodontics, Sri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital, Derabassi, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Ruchika Khanna
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital, Derabassi, Punjab
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdrr.jdrr_44_17

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Zika virus was first isolated in the year 1947 from the blood of sentinel rhesus macaque of Uganda. The virus was introduced in Brazil from Pacific Islands and thereon spread rapidly. It was considered the first infectious disease to have birth defects. This review highlights the transmission, clinical aspects, clinical features, diagnosis, and possible implications of the virus for the dental team.


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