Zika virus outbreak in Suriname, a report based on laboratory surveillance data

This article describes the laboratory based surveillance system in Suriname and the incidence of confirmed cases of ZIKV infection according to sex, age, and spatial and temporal distribution Methods General practitioners and public health centers located in different districts of Suriname were asked to send blood samples from suspicious cases to Academic Hospital for molecular diagnosis of Zika virus infection. In particular, in cases involving pregnant women, samples were screened for free upon request. Viral RNA was extracted from blood and urine samples using a RNeasy Mini Kit (Qiagen, Hilden, Germany). An in-house molecular real-time RT-PCR assessment based on an approach detailed by Lanciotti et al.14 was used to confirm all cases. Records from patients with positive results between October 2, 2015, and August 23, 2016, were extracted into a database for epidemiological analyses. Collected data included the date of sample collection, which was used as a proxy for symptom onset; age; gender; and the patient’s district of residence, which was used as a proxy for location. Clinical cases reported by the Suriname Ministry of Health to Pan American Health Organization were compared to the confirmed cases. A clinical case of ZIKV disease was defined as a person with a rash with at least two of the following symptoms: fever higher than 38°C, conjunctivitis (non purulent/hyperemic), arthralgia, myalgia and peri-articular edema. This analysis is based on data colle...
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