Zika and Spondweni Viruses: Historic Evidence of Misidentification, Misdiagnosis and Serious Clinical Disease Manifestations
USAMRIID Frederick United States
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The Spondweni serogroup family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus consists of two members Zika and Spondweni viruses. Both viruses have been historically misidentified and their diseases have been misdiagnosed due to their serological cross-reactivity and similar clinical presentations. Within historic case reports a sub-set of patients has presented with short duration clinical manifestations suggestive of more serious illness.