Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Technological University of Pereira

Dr. Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales received his Medical Doctor (MD) degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, and his Master of Sciences in Protozoology/Parasitology (MSc) from the Universidad de Los Andes, Trujillo, Venezuela. He received his Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H) from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (FRSTMH), London, United Kingdom; a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine (FFTM) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG), Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; and a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (FACE), USA. He is a Doctor of Sciences honoris causa (HonDSc) from the Universidad Privada Franz Tamayo (UniFranz), Cochabamba, Bolivia. Prof. Rodriguez-Morales is the President of the Travel Medicine Committee, Pan American Infectious Diseases Association, and the Vicepresident of the Colombian Infectious Diseases Association (2019-2021). He is a Member of the Council (2020-2026) of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID). He is Professor and Senior Researcher of Colciencias (2015-2021), at the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira and Fundación Universitaria Autónoma de las Américas, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia. He is also a Visiting Professor at multiple national and international universities with a large number of articles indexed in relevant databases (Scopus, PubMed, WoS among others).

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Zika is an arboviral disease that has caused a significant impact, especially in the Americas after the epidemics in 2015 and 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared it as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in 2016, linking it with the Guillain-Barré syndrome and especially the microcephaly and the Congenital Zika Syndrome. The multiple consequences, especially in the central and peripheral nervous system in the short and long term, are still to be better defined. Therefore research on Zika is crucial. This book presents an update of the significant epidemiological and clinical research of Zika over the last years in many aspects and from a multinational perspective.

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