Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Master Thesis

Le Zika : arrivée d'une nouvelle arbovirose en Polynésie française

Abstract : Zika is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae and the genus favivirus, transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, skin rashes and sometimes conjunctivitis and arthralgia. Identified for the first time in Uganda in 1947, it continued to spread sporadically within a narrow equatorial belt from Africa to South- East Asia. In October 2013, the Zika outbreak in French Polynesia affected more than 20% of the population and represented the fastest spread ever seen. Serious complications such as the Guillain Barré syndrome and new ways of transmission were being observed. Facing a lack of scientific information and a rapid influx, clinical and epidemiological researches started not only to understand its physiopathology but also to provide better assistance to patients. The expansion of the Zika virus throughout other Pacific Islands, Brazil and Europe allowed the French Health Authorities to establish a plan to prevent its eventual arrival in the metropolis.
Document type :
Master Thesis
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [24 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Bu Carreire Université de Bordeaux <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:09:06 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 4:31:18 PM


  • HAL Id : dumas-01304447, version 1



Fiorella Gabella. Le Zika : arrivée d'une nouvelle arbovirose en Polynésie française. Sciences pharmaceutiques. 2016. ⟨dumas-01304447⟩



Record views


Files downloads