Zika Virus Infection Acquired During Brief Travel to Indonesia

Jason C. Kwong Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Julian D. Druce Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Karin Leder Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Zika virus infection closely resembles dengue fever. It is possible that many cases are misdiagnosed or missed. We report a case of Zika virus infection in an Australian traveler who returned from Indonesia with fever and rash. Further case identification is required to determine the evolving epidemiology of this disease.

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* Address correspondence to Jason C. Kwong, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Grattan Street, Parkville, Victoria 3050, Australia. E-mail: kwongj@gmail.com

Disclosure: Jason C. Kwong has received financial assistance from Pfizer to attend an international conference. Karin Leder has received funding from GlaxoSmithKline for a study on hepatitis B, and financial assistance from GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur to attend international conferences.

Authors' addresses: Jason C. Kwong and Karin Leder, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, E-mails: kwongj@gmail.com and karin.leder@monash.edu. Julian D. Druce, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne Victoria, Australia, E-mail: julian.druce@mh.org.au.

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