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Ethical, legal and societal considerations on Zika virus epidemics complications in scaling-up prevention and control strategies

Overview of attention for article published in Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, August 2017
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Title
Ethical, legal and societal considerations on Zika virus epidemics complications in scaling-up prevention and control strategies
Published in
Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13010-017-0046-8
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Ernest Tambo, Ghislaine Madjou, Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa, Oluwasogo A. Olalubi, Chryseis F. Chengho, Emad I.M. Khater

Abstract

Much of the fear and uncertainty around Zika epidemics stem from potential association between Zika virus (ZIKV) complications on infected pregnant women and risk of their babies being born with microcephaly and other neurological abnormalities. However, much remains unknown about its mode of transmission, diagnosis and long-term pathogenesis. Worries of these unknowns necessitate the need for effective and efficient psychosocial programs and medical-legal strategies to alleviate and mitigate ZIKV related burdens. In this light, local and global efforts in maintaining fundamental health principles of moral, medical and legal decision-making policies, and interventions to preserve and promote individual and collectiveHuman Rights, autonomy, protection of the most vulnerable, equity, dignity, integrity and beneficence that should not be confused and relegated by compassionate humanitarian assistance and support. This paper explores the potential medical and ethical-legal implications of ZIKV epidemics emergency response packages and strategies alongside optimizing reproductive and mental health policies, programs and best practice measures. Further long-term cross-borders operational research is required in elucidating Zika-related population-based epidemiology, ethical-medical and societal implications in guiding evidence-based local and global ZIKV maternal-child health complications related approaches and interventions. Core programs and interventions including future Zika safe and effective vaccines for global Zika immunization program in most vulnerable and affected countries and worldwide should be prioritized.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 135 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 31 23%
Student > Bachelor 22 16%
Researcher 14 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 7%
Other 19 14%
Unknown 29 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 45 33%
Psychology 9 7%
Social Sciences 9 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Other 24 18%
Unknown 37 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 March 2018.
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#4,167,546
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#74,161
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