Global & Disaster Medicine

The 2016 Earthquake in Ecuador and the Zika Outbreak

The 2016 Earthquake in Ecuador: Zika Outbreak After a Natural Disaster
Diana Pacheco Barzallo, Andrea Pacheco Barzallo, and Eulalia Narvaez

Health Security, Vol. 16, No. 2, April 2018: 127-134.]

“……Our results suggest that the earthquake increased the reported cases of Zika by 0.509 per epidemiologic week (data per 10,000 population), and we argue that the destroyed built environment along with other factors created a disease focus, where the virus spread easily. Because of its potential complications and devastating long-term effects, Zika represents a national threat……”


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