Table 1:

Demographic characteristics of 41 ill travellers presenting to a CanTravNet site for care of Zika virus acquired in the Americas, October 2015 to September 2016*

CharacteristicAcquisition period; no. (%) of travellers with Zika virus infectionp value
Total
n = 41
October 2015 to March 2016
n = 13
April to September 2016
n = 28
Sex0.7
 Male17 (41)6 (46)11 (39)
 Female24 (59)7 (54)17 (61)
Age, yr, median (range)36 (13–70)36 (18–54)35 (13–70)0.8
Reason for travel
 Tourism17 (41)4 (31)13 (46)0.5
 Visiting friends and relatives15 (37)7 (54)8 (29)0.2
 Business4 (10)0 (0)4 (14)0.3
 Missionary/aid work4 (10)2 (15)2 (7)0.6
 Education1 (2)0 (0)1 (4)1.0
Region of acquisition
 Caribbean22 (54)4 (31)18 (64)0.09
 Central America10 (24)2 (15)8 (29)0.5
 South America8 (20)7 (54)1 (4)< 0.001
 North America1 (2)0 (0)1 (4)1.0
  • * The total cohort comprised 1118 travellers returning from the Americas between Oct. 1, 2015, and Sept. 30, 2016.

  • Unless stated otherwise.

  • Comparison between first half of study period (October 2015 to March 2016) and latter half (April to September 2016). Categorical variables were compared by means of Fisher exact test, and continuous variables were compared by means of Mann–Whitney Rank sum test.