Zika Virus Infection in Military Camps


avatar Viroj Wiwanitkit 1 , *

Surindra Rajabhat University, Surin, Thailand

how to cite: Wiwanitkit V. Zika Virus Infection in Military Camps. J Arch Mil Med. 2016;4(3):e41553. doi: 10.5812/jamm.41553.

Dear Editor,

Zika virus infection is an important emerging disease and it is a major problem worldwide. The disease is a vector borne disease and exists in several tropical developing countries of America and Asia. The disease is similar to dengue infection and control of the mosquito that acts as a vector, is important. Indeed, assessing the diagnosis of a vector borne disease is an important Gap in military medicine (1). Also, mosquito control in military camps should be discussed. In fact, outbreak of similar disease, dengue, in military camps of the tropical world has been observed (2). There is no doubt that Zika virus infection outbreak in military camps can be possible. For prevention, these precautions should be taken. First, all military personnel need to be educated on Zika virus infection and other mosquito borne infections. Second, there should be a good system for mosquito control in the military camp.


  • 1.

    Pal S, Jasper LE, Lawrence KL, Walter M, Gilliland T, Dauner AL, et al. Assessing the Dengue Diagnosis Capability Gap in the Military Health System. Mil Med. 2016; 181 (8) : 756 -66 [DOI][PubMed]

  • 2.

    Berard H, Laille M. [40 cases of dengue (serotype 3) occurring in a military camp during an epidemic in New Caledonia (1989). The value of vector control]. Med Trop (Mars). 1990; 50 (4) : 423 -8 [PubMed]

Copyright © 2016, AJA University of Medical Sciences. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.