Vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in Europe, southern France, August 2019

Sandra Giron 1 Florian Franke 1 Anne Decoppet 2 Bernard Cadiou 3 Thierry Travaglini 3 Laurence Thirion 4 Guillaume Durand 4, 5, 6 Charles Jeannin 3 Grégory L’ambert 3 Gilda Grard 4, 5, 6 Harold Noel 7, * Nelly Fournet 7 Michelle Auzet-Caillaud 2 Christine Zandotti 8 Samer Aboukaïs 2 Pascal Chaud 1 Saby Guedj 9 Lakri Hamouda 9 Xavier Naudot 10 Anne Ovize 10 Clément Lazarus 11 Henriette de Valk 7 Marie-Claire Paty 7 Isabelle Leparc-Goffart 5, 4, 12
Abstract : On 1 October 2019, a locally-acquired Zika virus disease case was laboratory confirmed in Hyères, Var department. Active case finding identified two additional locally-acquired cases living within 90 m, with symptom onset 8 days before the index case. Extensive patient interviews did not yield information supporting transmission through sexual contact or substances of human origin. Vector-borne transmission by local Aedes albopictus mosquitoes is the most likely mode of transmission. Here we describe the public health response.
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Sandra Giron, Florian Franke, Anne Decoppet, Bernard Cadiou, Thierry Travaglini, et al.. Vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in Europe, southern France, August 2019. Eurosurveillance, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 2019, 24 (45), ⟨10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.45.1900655⟩. ⟨inserm-02374879⟩

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