How does the ZIKA infection is higher among black women?

International Archives of Medicine

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Title How does the ZIKA infection is higher among black women?
Creator Torres, Maria Ivanir Araújo Neves
Sampaio, Allana Maria Garcia
Marques, Álvaro Costa
Filho, José Damásio Soares Costa
Teixeira, Lenina Alves
Silva, Ysla Sara Teixeira
Rolim Neto, Modesto Leite
Description Introduction: ZIKA is a single-stranded RNA, from the Flaviviridae family. The infection of this virus became extremely visible during its epidemic in 2015 at South America, after the outbreak many speculations that includes newborns with central nervous system malformations and neurological disorders.
Objective: determine the epidemiological profile of the Brazilian female population afflicted with Zika virus, by means of database research of 2017.
Results: the higher incidence shows the social inequality of those affected by arboviruses: young, poor, black and brown women, the majority of population in the Northeast and North of Brazil.
Conclusion: Brazilian epidemiology of Zika virus and Congenital Zika Virus is concentrated in the black and poor female population due to the historical and cultural Brazilian history of colonization, as it is concentrated in the same region where the Aedes mosquito has an easy procreation due to a wet and hot summer leading to propagation of arboviruses.
Publisher International Medical Society
Date 2019-12-29
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source International Archives of Medicine; Vol 12 (2019)
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Modesto Leite Rolim Neto, Maria Ivanir Araújo Neves Torres, Allana Maria Garcia Sampaio, Álvaro Costa Marques, José Damásio Soares Costa Filho, Lenina Alves Teixeira, Ysla Sara Teixeira Silva (Author)

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